True Friend

Have you ever bumped into an old friend that you considered to be a lifelong friend,but it turns out they were only a friend to you at that moment in your life?  Not long ago, I lost every contact in my phone.  Most of the people I considered friends contacted me within a month, and I received their phone numbers again.  However, there was one contact in my phone I considered to be a great friend.  After about 2 months with no call from this contact, I searched on the internet, found this person’s place of employment, and contacted this person.  I spent about 20 strange minutes on the phone before the realization hit me:  “This is not a great friend – this is not even a good friend anymore.”

Friendship with Jesus is not something we have to worry about.  Jesus calls us “Friend”!  He is such a great friend that He laid down His life for us!  It is a joy and a comfort to know that someone so amazing loves you and me so much.  There are no worries about whether or not Jesus will contact us back.  In fact, Jesus wants to talk with us daily.  It’s up to us to reach out to talk with Him everyday!

John 15:12-15

12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends.”

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The Grove Church's purpose is to connect people to God, to others, and to service. The church officially launched in September of 2009 and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

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