"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." John 15:13-15
Remember David & Jonathan.
Remember Ahab & Jehoshaphat.
Two groups of two men who had two very different notion of frienship.
What is a true friend?
Do you have a friend who challenges you to strive to know God better? Someone who encourages you to keep going, and not give up? Someone who loves you enough to tell you even things you may not want to hear if only to help you turn your eyes back to God?
Do you have a friend who will understand you and accept you no matter what? Someone you never need fear being judged or misjudged?
Even if you do not have a friend like that right now, you can certainly have one in Jesus.
You will never find a friend like Jesus who knows your very heart and yet promises to never leave or forsake you.
...who knows every fault, weakness and shortcomings, and still calls YOU friend.
Take time this week to send your Project Jonathan partner a card or an e-card just to show appreciation and encouragement. Share a verse or a Q.T. that blessed you with your partner.
--from Nakwon EM Sunday Message April 15