Friends Are a Gift
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.”
John 15:13-14 NKJV
Friendship is a gift from God. He sent us the Greatest Friend we can have and that is His precious and darling Son Jesus. There is no greater friend that we will ever have than Him. His love for us that we have seen in Scripture the last several days is a treasure. We can come to Him in prayer and receive His peace at any time. By receiving His love we in turn see how He surrounds with His love through those He surrounds us with.
Friends within our family are a gift. Long time lasting friends are a gift. Friends for a season or even at work are gifts of His love. We may even have quick encounters of those who also love Jesus.
Sometimes we have friends of friends who love Jesus. Friendships are so important especially when they are friends with Jesus, also. They pray to our Greatest Friend in Jesus for us and along with us. There is no coincidence in the friends we have because they are all a gift from God.
Through this with my Mom we have felt the prayers of friends, met some new ones, and I know friends of friends have been praying for us. These are all gifts from knowing the Greatest Friend we can all have and His Name is Jesus.
Now let us pray thanking Him for His friendship and all the friends He has surrounded us with.
Father thank You for Jesus. Jesus thank You for being our Friend. Thank You for every friend You have sent my way. I want to lift up my friends to you who have many different needs. Some need to experience the depth of the love I have experienced from You! Amen!