No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
A Friend in Jesus
In the body of believers, we develop relationships, and in those relationships we develop friendships. Jesus also developed friendships and those friendships were a higher level of relationship than those he had with followers. They became loyal, trusted friends. The true definition of friend goes far deeper than what we know as current-day social media “friends”. A friend will stand by you, stand up for you and defend you at all costs. This is the type of friendship that Christ offers us. He has already stood up for us at all cost, bearing the crucifixion and overcoming death. He wants to be our truest friend and have a relationship with us that can be the greatest relationship we will ever know. His only desire is to love and care for us as we learn to love Him and grow in His will for our lives. Think of the words to the old Gospel hymn, What a Friend We Have in Jesus.
Lord, help us desire to seek, know and understand our relationship with your Son Jesus in order that we may come to know the greatness of your love for us so that we may share that love and compassion with others.
—Written by The Lighthouse mentors.