What a Friend!
I have loved thee with an everlasting love. Jer. 31 : 3
We may have many friends, but they may not be near at the time of our distress and trouble. But in Jesus we have a friend who is ‘ a very present help in trouble.’ When we are in despair he fills us with heavenly peace, as he is the way; He shows the way, as he is the way; he feeds us when we are hungry, as he is the bread of Life.
There are many fair weather friends in this world. When our money and materials fail, they leave us and forsake us, Jesus is one who will never depart from us whether we go through poverty or prosperity he is our exceeding Joy, He will never allow us to go astray as ‘He will be our guide even unto death.” He goes with us all the way, He has said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee” (Heb 13:5).
Two thousand years have passed, and billions of people on this earth have proved him to be faithful to what he has promised. In fact, His name is Faithful and true’ ( Rev (19:11)
There are some friends to whom we cannot open our hearts; they may not understand our pain and sorrow. They cannot feel the hurt we feel and the distress or rejection we go through. Sometimes even our closest friend may misunderstand us if we open our heart to them. In Jesus we have a friend to whom we can always open our heart-no matter what the trouble we are going through, and what the trial we are facing. In fact he says, ‘come to me , all you who labour and are heavy laden. And overburdened, and I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls” (Matt (11:28).
There are friends who are too busy to help us. Our heavenly friend is ever mindful of us. He sends his holy angels to keep us day and night. He himself watches over us without sleeping or slumbering.
Oh, what a friend we have in Jesus.
TPM Morning Manna
Stay Blessed 😊