When my son Heath was little and he wanted me to do something special or important for him, he would say, “Please, I’ll be your best friend.”
That always made me smile because I recognized the wisdom of his logic. At a very early age, he knew that friendship was something of great value. As you can imagine, of course, I gladly granted his request out of my love for him.
What qualities do you look for in a best friend? We could fill up a page quickly. A best friend will always love you, be an intercessor, be trustworthy, be truthful, never leave you in a crisis, be an encourager, be a listener and a sounding board, be resourceful, be a strong ally, know when to give you a warm hug or a tight embrace, be a defender and protector and, lastly, be willing to die for you.
Like my mother taught me, I taught my children that Jesus is the very best friend anyone can ever have. Will you have that talk with your children today, no matter how old they are? John 15:15 tells us, “I do not call you servants anymore. Servants do not know their master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends. I have told you everything I learned from my Father.”
Maybe, you are sitting there lonely and wish you had a best friend. Let me encourage you to turn to Jesus. I promise he will draw close to you. Romans 5:10 says, “For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.”