‘I no longer call you servants…Instead I have called you friends…’ (John 15:15)
What does it mean to be a friend to someone? Is it possible that one person’s idea of friendship might be different from another person’s idea of friendship? I suspect that for most people a friend is a companion, someone in whom they can place their trust, someone on whom they can depend, someone with whom they can share both the happiest moments in life and the saddest moments in life. Yet whilst this may be the case, the sad and harsh reality is that sometimes, even close friends can let us down.
In Jesus, however, we have a friend who will never let us down. Yes He is our Lord and Saviour, yes, He is the Son of the Living God – but He is also our Friend. Now just pause for a moment to reflect on that! Jesus is our friend, the one in whom we can place all our trust, faith, hope and joy and the One who will never let us down.