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.