Talking to Jesus

We had some friends over for the 4th of July, and let me tell you, it’s great having friends. Right? Well one of the hard parts for me, is that I need personal interaction with a person to have them be a friend. It can’t be email. It can’t be a blog. It can’t be phone call. It can’t be a letter. We humans are built for relationships. We try to create comfortable ones on the web. We try to join special interest organizations. However, I think those are too shallow to be effective.

I wonder if we truly understand what we don’t have.

This leads me to where the real issue lies. How do you talk to Jesus? I trust God. I pray to God. I read God’s word. I know I have a personal relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. However, and I’ve thought about this every once in a while, how does one have a friendship with God like one has with our earthly friends. Is it possible?

I can already hear some howling, that Jesus is the friend of the saved. There are those who have been blessed with a vision (for lack of a better word) of God, which provides them that link that resembles an earthly friendship. There are those who have had God call their name (I am one); I haven’t had that vision. I know God has called me. I’ve also let God know that I believe that I am neither worthy, ready, or even desirous of His call. I’ve gotten past the fear of His call, and I’m beginning to look forward to its fulfillment, but I know that am not worthy or ready for it, yet.

I know that Jesus loves me. I know that God loves me. I know that Jesus is my friend, yet at the same time it is so very different from an earthly friendship, that I almost hesitate to call it one. How can we lowly humans ever truly understand what a friend we have in Jesus.