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 has 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 unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, 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 unto you... Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
When I am lonely and worried, I remember His words: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (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 hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his 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 He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore” (Revelation 1:18).
Yes, we can trust the Lord Jesus as our eternal friend. He invites us, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he 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. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).