GET TOGETHER- A Friend In The Highest Place
Joh 15:15 “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. (NKJV)
Most of us are familiar with what it means when we hear that someone has friends in high places. It usually means a reference to someone with some clout in government. It could mean possibly having the right connection within a company, a school, or some other type organization.
When we think about Kings we don’t think about them having servants as friends. In most early monarchies there would be a great gulf between the King, or Queen and most of their servants. As servants of the Lord Jesus we have an invitation to friendship with the King of the Universe. A friend is someone who really cares for another person and has a deep regard for them.
Jesus is a friend that loved us enough to die for us on the cross. 1Jo 3:16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (NKJV) He calls us as His friends to love one another as He has loved us. Joh 15:12-14 “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” We will confirm our friendship with Him when we love others as He has loved us.
This means loving those that don’t always like the same type of worship music that we do. This means loving those who may be of a different part of the Body of Christ than we are. It means loving people like He loves us.
There was an old country song I’ve Got Friend’s In Low Places. Many of us have been down that road. We felt like we had no future and the only way that we could get relief was to either drink or drug our pain away. The Lord wants all of us to know today that we can have a friend in the Highest Place. His Name is Jesus! He is a friend that loves closer than a brother. He is a friend that there is no situation, or circumstance that we cannot talk to Him about. And more than that He is a friend that is going to work in some way in the situation or circumstance for our good.
If you have not got to know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior He is ready to not only save you from your sins and to give you eternal life, but He is ready to be your closest and most dependable friend here on this earth. And for some of us that know Him as Lord we may from time to time forget that He has called us friends as well. We may be carrying some heavy loads that He wants to remove from us. I pray for all that are reading this and for myself that we will come to a greater understanding of what a friend that we have in the highest place.
Let Us Pray
Lord we thank You that we your children can call You not only our Lord and our Savior, but we can call you friend and call upon You as a friend. Today may all who read this not only make You the Lord of our lives, but also experience the joy of an eternal friendship with You.
In Jesus Name
That makes me want to sing
What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer