Is that not remarkable? Considering who He is—the perfect Son of God in whom there is no spot or blemish, but altogether lovely; and considering who we are— vile, sinful, wretched beings without any righteousness of our own, it is amazing that He takes us into His circle of friendship! And, notice that this isn’t just in word only, but in deed. He proved His love by providing what He promised. He laid down His life for us. So it is no stretch of the truth when He says, “Ye are my friends”. He loves us with a love that is ever alert to our needs and available to help when they arise.
But there is more. He is not just our Lord, our Savior, our Creator, our teacher and Master–He is our Friend! He not only has an interest in our needs, He is attentive to our desires, and grants us the privilege of intimate communion with Him. Although He is King of kings and Lord of lords, He takes us into His inner circle. We are more than subjects of His kingdom, and servants in His field, we are friends– which changes everything.
Because He loves us we love Him. Because we love Him we love one another. Abiding in His love affects everything we do and every relationship we have.
Because of Jesus we are forgiven, followers, friends, and family!–Copied