A life without a friend is unimaginable.
The bible gives us a wonderful example for friendship. Yes, David and Jonathan.
Here Jonathan was the son of Saul, the king, who was intending the death of David. But we know what happens. Jonathan did not betray his friend in his trouble, but was ready to do anything for him. He helped him escape and loved him as he loved himself.
If you have such friends, you truly love you, you are blessed
Realize that God-given friends are precious, thank God for them. Let them know how much you love them, help them in their times of need. Appreciate them and encourage them. Most importantly, if your friend is not yet saved, then tell him about the love of Jesus. There is nothing better you can do for him than bringing him into salvation and there is nothing worse that you can do than from keeping him from being saved, when you know the truth.
After all this we still have to accept the fact that no earthly friends can always remain with us. No such love can satisfy us.
This is due to various factors like distance, different situations in their lives, responsibilities etc. Every person is bound by these factors, including us. That is why we cannot always depend on others, neither can we blame them if they are not able to help us.
But we have a beautiful assurance. The assurance that there is one friend who can always be with us. Who can satisfy us with His love. Who is not bound by time or space or anything else. Who went to the extent of dying for us. He is Jesus. He died a horrible death on the cross, so that we may be saved from our sins and have eternal life.
John 15: 14 says, “You are my friends, if you do what I command.”
What else do we need?. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords wants to be friends with us. Why wait any longer for some other friend. He is the best friend you can ever have. He can understand you completely, for He knows everything concerning you. He delights in listening to you and answering you, because He loves you and calls you His friend.
Let me now turn you attention to the one condition that He adds to it – We have to obey His command, which is to love one another. Jesus wants us to love everyone just like how He loves us. Paul writes in His letters that if we don’t have love we are nothing. It is through this love that all men know that we are the disciples of Jesus. So let us show love to everyone around us.
Now as we obey Him and accept Him as our friend, there will never be a moment when we will regret being with Him or sharing with Him. His love is the only love that can satisfy us and comfort us in any kind of depression or pain. He is the only person with whom we can share everything.
Once you call Him into your life, He will come in and be with you. He is a faithful God. He will never leave you alone in any situation, even when you’re in the worst of worst situation.
Go to Him in prayer today. And I tell you, the best moments in your life will be the time that you spend with Jesus. He is waiting for you.
Have an enjoyable journey with Jesus!