He called us, “friends”, not servants.

A friend usually has a listening ear.
A friend rarely judges us.
A friend often seeks to have a conversation with us.
A friend never expects anything from us other than a casual smile and maybe a good laugh.
A friend often seeks to comfort us with some words or guidance.
A friend often rushes to support us at the first opportunity.
A friend rarely seeks to correct us.
A friend rarely seeks to blame us for our pains but often tries to point us to the lighter side, the brighter side of things.

Will we be a friend to our spouse?

When the Samaritan woman was brought to be stoned, she found a friend in Jesus.

When the woman at the well came to get water, she found a friend in Jesus.

When Peter, despite his denial of Jesus, was told to go and wait for the resurrected Jesus at the meeting place, he found a friend in Jesus.

God is not and has never been our enemy. Yet, our re-actions have always claimed that to be so.

Jesus, our friend of God.

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)

“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 15:15)

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