I googled a friend in Jesus and found this:
Scriptures about friendship
John 15:13 NIV Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Proverbs17:17 NIV A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
I NEED A FRIEND ~
Have you ever felt like you just need a friend? Someone to talk to and share real life, plus no judgements back? I certainly have and I have found no greater love than the one who did lay down his life for me. It wasn't just for me, but you too. Jesus stories of doing his father's work and sharing a real love with others. Carrying and compassionate, but also was human as he walked this earth.
The disciples was told that Jesus had to go away, but God would send his holy spirit. What did that mean when only they knew who Jesus was and what he did? Look at what Jesus said:
John 14:5-14 (NIV)
Jesus the Way to the FatherThomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority.Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
I NEED A FRIEND ~
Jesus continues to walk with us on earth. It's just in a different way and he becomes alive through us. As we draw closer to him, our actions becomes more like him. One of doing our father's (God) work too. Freedom comes from growing deeper in God's word (Bible). Getting to know how to live a better life than a bitter life. Once your surrender your heart to God, everything doesn't change at once. It changes over time and we become a different person. A person who lives in kindness, forgiveness and freedom to make better choices. Our attitude does reflect how people see you as you continue to go to Church, grow in community and kindness.
Purpose this a good day, my thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Remember that nobody is perfect, no even you, but we strive to become better daily. Forgiving others as God has forgiven us.