When Jesus came into the world in human form, He changed our relationship with God forever. He made it possible for us to become adopted sons and daughters in God’s family, co-heirs with Him to the gift of eternal life with the Father.
But He gave us another gift few of us ever open: His friendship.
He experienced firsthand the loneliness of being human, and He saw that as much as we need a savior, we also need a friend.
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 (NIV)
What better friend could you have? Jesus is steadfastly loyal.
He forgives your every fault.
He supports and encourages you when you need it most, and He listens whenever you want to talk. He is a tireless listener.
Jesus loves you as a friend who wants to see you grow to your full potential.
There is no jealousy in Him. He wants only the best for you.
Enter more deeply into friendship with Jesus this year.
You can trust Him. If you reach out and accept the friendship He offers, your life will never be the same.
—by Jack Zavada