03 Dec Jesus is a Good Friend
I’ve always perceived the apostle John as a fellow who viewed life simply. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. But I like John most for the way he loved Jesus.
Jesus was a good friend with a good heart and a good idea. A “once-upon-a-time” storyteller with a “somewhere-over-the-rainbow” promise. Jesus was above all a loyal companion. Messiah? Yes! Son of God? Indeed! But even more to his closest disciple, Jesus was a pal. Jesus was a friend. Now what do you do with a friend? You stick by him. Maybe that’s why John is the only one of the twelve who was at the cross. He came to say good-bye.
After witnessing this simple love, aren’t we left with a burning desire to have one like it? Aren’t we left wondering if we would like to have been the one to offer a smile of loyalty to our dear Lord? I sure hope so.
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