What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief’s to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
What friend we have in Jesus! The most loyal of all friends. The reason I say loyal is because the dictionary meaning of loyalty is “faithful to commitments”. I am reminded of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane before he headed to the cross of Calvary. Jesus had willingly chosen to be the sacrifice for the salvation of the world. But with death just hours away in that garden Jesus began to feel the anxiety and fear that came along with that willing sacrifice. A fear and anxiety he had never felt before. Such a fear that made him sweat drops of blood. That is some intense anxiety! Nobody else had ever had or will ever have the same weight that Jesus had on his shoulders or the mission that He was sent to accomplish. Anybody else given the same mission would, i believe, would have failed greatly. Anybody else probably would have changed their minds and chosen not to die for people that would be ungrateful many times. For people that would betray, deny, beat and mock the One who had come to save them. But Jesus loyalty to his commitment because of his love for us was too much for him to back out. He would see his painful sacrifice through because of the love and loyalty he has towards you and I. That loyalty took him to Calvary where he gave his life to bear all our grief and sin and gave us the opportunity to have eternal life. What a friend we have in Jesus! It is my payer and challenge for you to show your loyalty to Christ because he was loyal first. May we commit to living in a loving relationship with him and I can guarantee you that you will find in Jesus a friend who is loyal unlike any other. A friend who sticks closer than a brother.
God bless you – Pr Raul