Friday, April 26, 2013

Five Minute Friday: What a Friend!

I have a friend who has stuck by me from the very beginning of my life. In fact, he was there even before I was born. (Psalm 139:13-16)

This friend is always for me, always on my side. He does constant battle with my biggest Enemy on my behalf. (James 4:7, 8, 10)

He prays for me fervently, each time I ask, and even when I don't. And he has direct access to God! (Hebrews 4:14-16)

He loves me in spite of my sins and failures. When I have a bad day, he's there gently encouraging me. When I have a good day, he's there cheering me on. (Romans 8:37)

I have a friend who has promised to never leave me, no matter what happens. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

This friend carries me when I can't seem to take another step. (1 Peter 5:7)

He sings over me and delights in me! (Zephaniah 3:17, Psalm 18:19)

Do you know my friend? His name is Jesus, and He is the ultimate friend! He willingly gave his life so that I could be redeemed of my sins and enjoy eternal life in heaven with him.

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for his friends."  John 15:13

What a friend we have in Jesus!


This is an entry for Five Minute Friday. Every Friday hundreds of writers join in this five minute writing exercise at Lisa-Jo Baker's blog, Tales from a Gypsy Mama.

We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that Lisa-Jo posts on her blog. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FiveMinuteFriday

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  1. Hi :) I'm coming to visit from FMF :) I LOVE your post! He is the one we should all think of FIRST when hearing the word "friend"! Thank you so much for your reminder! Have an awesome weekend!

    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Rachel! FMF is such a great community. Blessings to you!

  2. Thanks for sharing! It is true that Jesus is the best friend we will ever need or could ever ask for. Thank you for this reminder today! <3

    1. Glad you stopped by, Ashley. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Amen, we are thinking alike today.

  4. Wow, Denise! Just checked out your post! So glad we have the same wonderful friend! :-)