Do you have any friends, that’s God sent, or do you know any? Do you have any that sticketh closer than a brother, or loves you unconditionally, at all times? Do you have any, who stick with you through, thick or thin, good times and bad, up or down? I bet you don’t have one like mine, who gave his life for me, if you do then we have the same friend.
Let me tell you something, that’s mind-boggling. He considered me a friend before I even knew him. He didn’t even care about, what I look like, or my nationality, color, or creed. Wow! He didn’t care if I was tall or short, fat or slim, pretty or ugly, the thing that excites me is that, He is my forever friend, He is always there, He promised never to leave, nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5).
Ladies and gentlemen, without further delay, let me introduce you to Him. His name is Jesus. The sweet rose of sharon, the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star. He is wonderful, a counselor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). He is faithful, kind, compassionate, true, and forgiving. Yes He is all that and a bag of chips! He keeps all my secrets, and keeps no record of them, even when it’s against Him. Once I ask for forgiveness, He forgets them, and tells me to do the same.
Folks there is none like Him, and above Him there is no other. He is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one gets to God without going through Him (John 14:6). Don’t you want a true, authentic friend like that? There is only one problem or stipulation. You can’t be a friend of the world, and be a friend of Jesus (1 John 2:15-17; James 4:4). If you want to accept and be His friend, go to the top of my blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. It’s simple, after that’s done, you can sing like me, ”What a friend I have in Jesus, all my sins and griefs, He bears, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer… Oh, What peace we often forfeit, oh, what needless pains we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” When we walk, talk, be obedient, and live for Jesus, we will be known as His friend like Abraham was to God (James 2:23).
Here are a few scriptures on friends, for your reading delight: 2 Chronicles 20:7 ;Proverbs 17:17, 18:24; John 15:13-15; James 2:23; James 4:4-5.
I give God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to deliver this message to us. I hope it was edifying and uplifting to you as it was to me. I pray that those who have never known a friend like this, will accept Jesus, and allow Him, to lead, guide, and protect them now and forever in Jesus name, amen.