If we are Christians, our very best friend is Jesus. How do we know this? Because Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” —John 15:13. Because Jesus loved each one of us, He laid down His life for us by dying on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. No one else could have done this for us—only Jesus. He did not have to do it. He chose to do it because of His great love.
Jesus continued in the following verse, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you,” —John 15:14. The way we show Jesus that we are His friends is by doing whatsoever He commands us to do. How will we know what He commands us to do? Well, we can start with His Word, the Bible. We will find pretty much everything we will ever need to know about being His friend in His Book. We can begin being His friend by reading it.
Earthly friends are important too. We should want to be a good friend to others, and we can be a good friend by being like Jesus to them. If we love people like Jesus loves people, we will be a good friend. In order to do that, we must learn more about Jesus. While learning to be a friend, think often about Jesus, and let Him be your Friend and your Pattern for friendship.
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I love keepers because not only are my girls having fun, they are also learning valuable real life skills for adulthood and it all ultimately points to Jesus!