“13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.” (John 15:13–17)
Jesus gives us the example of God’s view of a friend. Certainly, we will never be able to do for another friend what Jesus has done for us. Jesus states the definition of God’s love in verse 13. No greater love exists than the love of self-sacrifice telling us that we are His friends meaning that He will give His life for us. In this relationship as a friend to Jesus we are given access to the Father as a child of God and the wonders and will of God are made known to those God has chosen. This friendship in Christ becomes even more special and intimate in the fact that God has chosen us as His friends and family.
Knowing Jesus’ view of friendship, he expects that we take Him as our friend and share Him with others that they may know what it is like to have one true Friend. No other relationship on earth can be more meaningful, satisfying, or joyful than to know the Friend who gave His life for you. Do you know someone who needs to be introduced to your Friend Christ Jesus our Lord? Or, do you need to know Jesus as that Friend who gave His life for your sins.
Why not sing about your friend Jesus.