A Word for the week


John 15:15

Page through an old-time hymnal and notice how often the song writers referred to the blessing of God’s friendship.  Stop and think about what that really means.  Yes, it is a blessing to have human friends who enrich our lives.  A devoted friend, as in Proverbs 17:17 tells us “loves at all times,” standing with us steadfastly through life’s sunshine and storms.

Indeed, some of us know by our own experience that “there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24).  We identify with David and Jonathan when we read about the bond between them as referenced in I Samuel 18:1.  Friendship on a human level is wonderful, but what about friendship with God?  It is an incredible blessing to have the Creator and Sustainer of our universe as a friend.  Although worshiped by countless heavenly hosts, He takes immense joy in His relationship with us!

Are we neglecting the privilege of walking with God, the greatest of all friends?  Today, with gratitude and awe, let us spend time with Him in prayer and in reading His word.  Remember that Jesus called His followers “friends.”  What an honor that we can enjoy that kind of friendship with our Savior.  WHEN YOU SPEND TIME WITH GOD YOU INVEST IN A FOREVER FRIENDSHIP.

-Rev. Beecher Hudson