A Friend


John 15:16a – ‘You did not choose Me, but I chose you’

What a beautiful and reassuring passage that is: from the millions of people that have ever been – He chose each one of us that trust Him and believe in Him.  What an awesome feeling – how very comforting.

On what might be the gloomiest and most difficult day we’ve ever had, and we’re feeling downcast, outcast and lonely, we can trust with all our hearts,  that He is always standing-by, willing and able to comfort us; to be our true friend – and all we have to do is call and share our concerns with Him.

I am blessed to have friends on which to call in times of trouble – I am reassured by their support, comfort and empathy; and I hope that I am also that kind of friend to them; but however good a friend we are to others, or believe ourselves to be, our efforts pale in comparison to the awesome grace, majesty and all-encompassing intimacy and attachment that is ‘there’ for the asking, when we trust and rely on Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our friend.  Don’t ever imagine you are friendless, because Jesus is always ready, willing and able to come alongside us, whatever our circumstances – whoever we are or what we have done, all He wants us to do is trust Him and call Him and speak to Him (quietly, privately), enabling us to unburden ourselves and experience relief, from whatever ‘ails’ us..

John 15: 15 – ‘No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you’.

Prayer:  Abba, we are truly thankful for Your gift of Jesus, to be our friend and confidante.  Help us to call upon Him often and also help us to be a friend to others in their need.  We trust that with His spirit as our compass,  we will always stay on course.  Amen.

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