of us may not have anyone who really cares about us or someone whom we
can truly call a friend. Others of us may have friends and relatives in
this world who care about us but it is only too obvious that they are
limited in their abililty to meet our needs. In fact, they cannot meet
our deepest need. Their love for us also is nothing compared to the Love
with which Jesus has loved us. First, He made us (John 1:3)
and then for our sins, He shed His precious Blood on the cross though
He was perfect in every way (John 3:16). Furthermore,
since He is God the Son and is Almighty and was tested by temptations
like us also, He is able to bear with us and help us all through our life
and into Eternity (Hebrews 4:15,16). The Lord has wonderfully
promised never to leave us or desert us (Hebrews 13:5).
The Lord Jesus is a true friend we can depend on forever.
We must remember however that Jesus says His true friends are those who
do what He says (John 15:14). The Lord is a true Friend
Who will never let us down. "When my
father and my mother forsake me then the Lord will take
me up" (Psalm 27:10). "I have loved thee with an everlasting
love" (Jeremiah 31:3).