Romans 5-: 1-11v 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of His Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of His Son.”
Since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace. We confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. Problems and trials help us develop endurance. Endurance develops character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. We know that God loves us, as He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Christ came at just the right time. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of His Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of His Son.” Our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
What does it mean to you to have God as a friend? Some friends have come and gone over the years, but others have stuck with me through the changes that life brings. God is always there beside us. Some friends I got to know through working side by side for many years. Learning about God’s grace and love for us over the years has deepened our friendship. God is a friend we can grow with over time. Praying with others and for others has shown me a merciful God who looks after those who care about Him. When things happen that make us sad or angry or we feel alone He brings new people into our lives to enrich them and support us. God is a faithful friend. When I serve God by helping others, I find joy. God is a good friend. When I look around at the wonders of nature, at the animals that you created to love us unconditionally I know that God is a loving friend.
Prayer: Holy God thank you for restoring our friendship with you through your Son Jesus Christ. For being there, for helping us grow, looking after us and being a good friend. But most of all for loving us right now. Amen.