JESUS IS MY BEST FRIEND
Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong they are weak but He is strong. Yes Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so.
That is the view of a little child who knows only about experiencingGod’s love.
As Faith Child serves the Lord, other aspects of Him are revealed which show us that He is indeed our best Friend.
You name it, He is that to us – Father, Saviour, Comforter, Protector, Provider, Refuge, Strength, Lifter of our heads, Baptiser, Shepherd, Inspiration. He gives us grace and mercy, moves on our behalf in the hearts of man, empathises with us and holds our hand when we falter, is our Sunshine when things get rough and tough and dark and wearying. He is our everything when we are in the valley of despair or up on the mountain tops where the breeze is blowing and everything is fair - He is there, watching us for we are the apple of His eye, paving the way of opportunities, opening doors for us, showering us with His blessings, showing us the light in the darkness of this world, brings us hope in the form of the rainbow and when hope is a distant dream He swoops down with eagle wings and raises us up to accomplish His plan.
Do you know that Jesus wants to be your Best Friend if you don’t already know Him, get to know Him – it is impossible to serve Him without knowing Him as your Best Friend.
We praise Jesus, worship Him, and serve Him, But friendship is what Jesus wants most of all. Like when He wanted Mary to sit at His feet and learn of Him He wants us to spend time with Him.
What makes someone a good friend?
A friend is someone who accepts you just the way you are, believes in you and encourages you. Someone who is trustworthy, who never forsakes you, who forgives your mistakes, who enjoys being with you, and who makes you laugh.
Jesus wants to be this way with us. He is not a far away God. He wants us to spend time with Him. He wants to be your very best friend, and He wants you to be His!
Jesus is the best of everything we look for in a friend.
Jesus forgives our mistakes
Peter was one of Jesus’ closest friends and disciples. Peter knew that Jesus was The Christ, Peter walked on water with Jesus, Peter was with Jesus on the mountain of transfiguration. Peter even cut off a guards ear when they arrested Jesus. Jesus warned Peter that he would deny Him. But Peter bragged that he would never deny being a follower of Jesus. However, on the night that Jesus was arrested Peter broke that promise. In fact Peter broke it more than once.
When things go wrong, we need friends, don’t we? Jesus needed friends, too! But they all ran away. And even Peter, one of his closest friends was denying him. Peter felt so bad about what he did that he cried and cried. The wonderful thing is that Jesus forgave Peter and gave him a second chance.Because Peter was forgiven it made Peter even stronger in Loving Jesus. Peter became a mighty leader for Jesus Christ. He led many people to believe in Jesus Christ. His story continues in the book of Acts.
Jesus will forgive you of your mistakes no matter how many times, as long as you return to Him in repentance. He loves you just the way you are. He shows love, grace, mercy and friendship.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:14!
24 and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24
I know such a friend. Have you found this Best Friend? Then you will love Him and serve Him all the days of your life with no grumbling or regret. Just to be in the Presence of your dear Best Friend.
Be revived in the Presence of your dearest and Best Friend. Jesus!!!