OUR PRECIOUS FRIEND
“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
John 15:15 KJV
Eliza Edmunds Hewitt wrote the hymn “The Precious Friend”. “Jesus is the precious Friend, Brightening life’s changeful story; To His Name be all the glory, He will guide me and defend; Joy, joy, happy songs ascend; He will comfort me in sadness, Fill my heart with peace and gladness, Jesus is my precious Friend.”
Yes, Jesus is our precious Friend. What a privilege is ours to not only be loved by the Saviour of the world but also to have Him as our Friend. I have many friends who I love but only Jesus fills my heart to overflowing with joy and happiness. One day, I will have the privilege of seeing Him face to face.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus. I pray for everyone who is discouraged, lonely and heartbroken. Please encourage and comfort them as You have done for me so many times. I pray for every pastor who is preaching the good news of our risen Saviour. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweJanuary 9, 2018