We’ve all been a bad friend at some point.
Maybe we’ve taken advantage of friends or been short with them or simply not been there when needed. And we’ve probably experienced that as well. But Jesus is a good friend. In fact, he’s a perfect friend. And even when we’re horrible friends to him, he’s always a good friend to us.
Jesus is such a good friend and we’re such bad friends, that he knew the only way to save our friendship was to die for our sins—and he did so willingly. Because of Jesus and his death on the cross, we have the opportunity daily to become better friends to Jesus and with Jesus.
And as we do so, we learn some amazing things about him.
As a good friend, Jesus loves us better than we could ever love him, love others—or even love ourselves.
As a good friend, Jesus guides us, showing us how to live and how to love in a way that brings glory to God and fulfillment in life.
As a good friend, Jesus forgives us our sin though we don’t deserve it—sacrificing his life so that we can live.
As a good friend, Jesus is fun, having enjoyed parties and time with his friends.
As a good friend, Jesus listens. And not only that, he prays for us when he hears our prayers. He cares about what is happening in our lives.