"You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends..."
What could be more comforting than to be called a friend of Jesus? There will come a time for each of us who are His children when we close our eyes for the last time on this earth and open them in eternity. Then we will hear with our ears when He calls us, “friend.” A friend has sacred status with me. A friend is someone that has entrance into my heart. In friendship there is trust, sharing, and forgiveness. To be the friend of Jesus is to know all of those things in His perfection.
Through the written Word of God and through the revelation of Himself in our world, we come to know our Lord. Jesus told the story, lived the life we couldn’t, and died the death we deserved so that we can be called friends of God. We are no longer servants bound to the law, but sons and daughters bought by the blood of Jesus.
Friends eat together; that’s just one of the things we do. We are invited to dine with the Most High at the communion feast with Jesus as both host and meal. Do you know Him? I mean know Him, not simply know of Him. Is He your friend?
LORD, GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO OBEY AND THE QUIET HEART TO HEAR YOU. HELP ME TO WALK IN YOUR TENDER LOVE. HOW I WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND!