What makes a friend? How would you define “friend“? Urban Dictionary defines “friend” as “someone you love and who loves you, someone you respect and who respects you, someone you trust and who trusts you. A friend is honest and makes you want to be honest. A friend is loyal.” Merriam-Webster defines “friend” as “one attached to another by affection or esteem.” Jesus defines a friend in John 15:14 this way. “You are My FRIENDS if you do what I command you.” Jesus’s definition cuts through any pretense. It’s not what we say or sing. It’s what we do that demonstrates if we love, respect, and trust Jesus. Has Jesus earned our respect? Most certainly. Does Jesus deserve our love? Undoubtedly. Do we trust Jesus? That question is answered by our actions – whether we obey or disobey Him. What better time than now for us to show Jesus how much we love Him by obeying Him?
Jesus Christ, wonderful Savior, and FRIEND stir our hearts to want nothing more than to obey You.