Have ever had a friend that span the test of time, years, distance? The Lord gives you just that kind of friendship. I have that kind of friend. My friend Calvin Wilson is such a friend, although we haven’t seen one another in over a year, I still pray for him. When we do talk, we start where we last left off. 20 years has gone by that we’ve known each other, through good and bad times. I have other friends like Charlotte Wright, another 20 plus year friendship, so much so we are more like sisters than just friends. Our children grew up together and we all are still family.
But the friendship I’m talking about is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, he is a friend, a brother, a Father and more. Let’s meet my friend.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:11-13 KJV
And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Job 42:10 KJV
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
Proverbs 14:20 KJV
And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
Luke 11:5-8 KJV
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
John 15:15-16, 19, 27 KJV
Jesus Christ being a true and loyal friend. Do you have such a friend? When I’m at my worst he heals all that bothers me. He lifts my spirit just being near. Although he may not answer me, I still feel his spirit all over me. Come join me in praising his Holy name, for he will never leave or forsake you.