Monday, December 10th
Who is this Jesus?
Jesus is The Friend
And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the Lord would speak with Moses... face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.
There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother...
A friend loves at all times...
This is My commandment, that you love one another. Greater love has no one other than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
I am your Friend: and I died and rose again to seal this relationship. Do you realize that I am the only One who knows you inside out? I desire to sit with you, walk with you, talk with you, and listen to you. I can take care of your worries, your hurts, your dreams---"Cast them all on me because I care for you"
(1 Peter 5:7). There is not one person on this earth that can "out- friend" Me.
How great Thou art for being the one great Friend that never, ever fails us. It WOWS us that You know us more intimately than we know ourselves . Lord, give us hearts that truly desire to sit with You, walk with You, talk with You, and listen to
You! Thank You for loving enough to patiently wait on us to accept Your offer of friendship. You are the ultimate example for us to learn how to freely and deeply love one another. Yes Lord, You ARE the answer to the longing we carry for relationship. Open the eyes of our hearts so we do not miss this part of the journey.