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"Meet My Friend"

    I have a friend...

    ...who is always faithful;

    ...who can meet all your needs;

    ...who will never leave you.

    This friend is Jesus Christ. Since I have known Him, He as been faithful in all His promises, "the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). Through my joys and sorrows He has been a friend who sticks "closer than a brother" (Proverbs 18:24).

    I first met Him when I read His invitation in the Bible: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28). I came to Him, and He freed me from my burden of sin and guilt and gave me hope for living.

    Daily He meets my needs. He promises, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14:27).

    When I am lonely and worried, I remember His words: "Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5). I know that even at the hour of death He will remain with me, and one day He will take me to Heaven to live with Him.

    How can you and I be sure of Christ's love? The Bible says, "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends (John 15:13). We can be assured of His love because He, the sinless Son of God, suffered for our sins on the Cross of Calvary.

    We can know that Christ's love is everlasting. Because He rose from the grave and returned to the Father in Heaven, He can say, "I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever!" (Revelation 1:18).

    Yes, we can trust the Lord Jesus as our eternal friend. He invites us, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with Me." (Revelation 3:20).

    If you have never trusted Jesus as your Savior, invite Him into your life today. Follow Him and He will never fail you. "Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life." (John 5:24).