A Friend Closer Than A Brother {Thankful Thursdays}

I have a Friend who never leaves my side. He sticks with me even when no one else will. This Friend is closer than a brother or sister, and I am thankful for Him. That friend is Jesus. No matter what is going on in my life, I know Jesus is going to be right there with me through it all. While there are times when I feel lonely or forgotten about, I know I’m not alone or forgotten. When I need to talk to someone, He is always listening. I can tell Him things I don’t want others to know and He doesn’t tell it; those things stay between us.
 

A Friend Who is Closer than a Brother


Something I’ve tried to teach my son about friends is it is better to have one or two good friends who know all the good and bad and still want to be with you than to have a bunch of friends who are fair-weathered. Friends who will encourage us to be the best we can be and are willing to give of themselves in the relationship.

My Friend is just that and more. God gave Jesus to die on the cross and bear my sin debt so I could spend eternity in Heaven with him. Jesus loves me just as I am even in my unlovable moments. He is loyal, accepting, sacrificial, and available. Anytime I need Him, I can call on Him and He will hear.

Today, I’m thankful for my Friend who sticketh closer than a brother. Do you know my Jesus?

10 comments

  1. Amen a 1000x! What a wonderful Savior and friend.

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  2. I was delighted that you liked my post about the wave enough to feature it today, thank you.

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  3. Thank you Lori.I am thankful for that wonderful Friend who never leaves or forsakes us!

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  4. He's a wonderful Saviour!

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  5. You're welcome. There were several link throughs that bumped your link up

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  6. Amen Lori! I am so humbled and beyond thankful when I think of myself as a friend of Jesus! I love what you are teaching your son. My best friend loves the Lord and he is always there for me. I must admit it was easier to identify my "true" friends during and after my recovery;) Thanks again for the opportunity to share here today. Continued blessings to you and yours!

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  7. I agree, it is very humbling to have Jesus as a friend. True friends are the ones who'll be there for you during any situation and I'm thankful for you have them. I hope you have a blessed weekend, Horace.

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  8. Hi Lori, sorry I am linking up late. I have been off the internet for a few days now!
    Thank you for the message here.
    God Bless

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  9. That's okay, Ifeoma. I came home last and found that the site was down and had been for several hours. I'm glad you were able to linkup today.

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