Wednesday, January 09, 2008

So What Is A Friend?

Someone you appreciate, someone you enjoy spending time with, someone you are especially glad to see, someone interesting. A friend is someone you come to trust, someone you commit yourself to in some way. It is someone with whom you find yourself sharing who you are, sharing things you might not share with everyone. It is someone you want to do things for, give things to, when you know what they are like. And Jesus wants to be our friend, too.

John 15:11-13
I've told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature. This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. You are my friends when you do the things I command you. I'm no longer calling you servants because servants don't understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I've named you friends because I've let you in on everything I've heard from the Father.


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