The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is … Friend. You can click at the bottom of this post to get to Kate Motaung’s site and read all that has been shared on this word.
It’s been a week of old hymns. The words and/or melody to the old songs often weaved their way through my thoughts and were being hummed without my even being aware. Amazing to me how they have stuck to me like glue even though I have not sung some in years.
I read the word prompt and went to bed, only to find myself lying in bed with these words going through my head:
“What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!”
(from the old hymn, What A Friend We Have In Jesus)
Jesus calls us His friends. My commentary says this is the highest relationship which is possible between God and man. Jesus chose us to be in friendship with Him, desiring to talk and walk with us throughout every single one of our days.
“I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go out and produce lasting fruit …” (John 15:15-16a, NLT)
‘Friend’, as defined by dictionary.com is “
“Now you are My friends.”