- He was loyal to his friend, King David, when those closest to David betrayed him.
- He almost single-handedly turned the tide of treason and restored the throne to David.
- He risked his life for his friend.
What was that about risk his life for a friend? Now wait a minute. Risk my life. That's going too far. Seriously.
But, that's the question though: How far will we go for a friend?
Would we give our life for a friend? Surely, that's going where no man has gone before. No friend would be willing to do that. Right?
I have a friend who did just that. He gave His life so that I could live. Actually, He didn't give His live just for me. Although, He would have.
He gave His life for you, too.
His name? Jesus.
"And being found in appearance as a man, He [Jesus] humbled Himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross!" (Philippians 2:8)
Incredible! To go that far. To die. On a cross.
For me. For you.
But that's exactly what He did. While we were still His enemy.
Because of our sin.
He died for us.
So that we could become His friend. So that He could give us abundant life now. And hope. Peace. Joy.
So that He could give us eternal life. Forever. With Jesus.
What a Friend!
Do you think that you might need a friend like that?
If you'd like to know more, feel free to E-mail me at -- firstname.lastname@example.org . I love to talk about my best Friend.