The Northfield

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  Northfield, NJ 08225

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05/08/2008

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Jesus - Our Friend


"The Lord confides in those that fear Him; He makes His covenant known to them" (Psa. 25:14)...."What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear."

What is a real friend? I would submit that it is someone who knows all about us, and still loves us. We love our friends and they love us back. We show in our actions, expressions of love and friendship. Despite the fact that they know our faults, weaknesses, and foibles, they overlook and still care.

"But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother" (Prov. 18:24). What an awsome truth! I can be friends with God. He does loves us as we are. "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness" (Jer. 31:3). His love is a faithful love. "Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness" Lam. (3:22-23).

As true friends enjoy being with each other and spending time together, so does our dear friend Jesus want to share things with us. In our Bible study and prayer, we can spend that precious time with Him. As we get to know Him better, more is revealed to us. The friendship deepens, we trust Him more and more with our burdens and cares.

In order for a true friendship to work the way it should, both parties must do their part. We already know what He says and does. "God is love"....."WE love because He first loved us" (1 John 4:16, 19). As we think of the wonderful privilege of a friendship with our Lord, though we may be unlovely and undeserving, He STILL wants us! Lets enter into the friendship with humility as our hearts fill with love for Him, it will overflow with His love for us.

Have a great day...Let your light shine for Him Love mark Phil. 4:11

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