Garth Brooks sang about “Friends in Low Places” but friends in positions to help us are what we’d really like. According to the spokesperson for jewelry store, Shane and Company, if you choose them for your fine jewels “you’ve got a friend in the diamond business”. If you are lucky enough to be the child of a police officer (like me) then you might get out of a ticket or two or your daddy might get to know a bit more about what you’ve been up to than you cared for him to know.
In today’s world it is evident that who you know matters. In God’s kingdom it’s all about who you know too, and guess what? As a Christian you know the King’s son, and you don’t just know him from afar, you get to be on a first name, he’ll drop anything for you basis. In John’s gospel chapter 15 and verse 15, Jesus tells his disciples that he no longer calls them servants but friends. These words are meant for us too and it is important to note, this friendship with him is not a superficial one. The word translated “friend” in this verse is “philos” and according to Strong’s concordance means a friend; someone dearly loved (prized) in a personal, intimate way; a trusted confidant, held dear in a close bond of personal affection.
Think about what that means. Held dear. Prized. Beloved. He knows you inside and out and loves you anyway. You are precious to Him. I am precious to Him. We’ve got a friend in heaven, a BFF, seated beside the Father’s throne telling the King of Kings just how much he loves us.
One thing to keep in mind, a true friendship requires that you BE a friend too, and one of the best ways to do that is to stay in touch. The prayer line is always open and amazingly you can call on Jesus anytime day or night with no long distance charges or worry about going over your cell plan’s minutes.
Tracey’s post today is part of Mentoring Moment’2012 theme called Jesus Is. Feel free to share via email, Facebook, or Twitter.