Memories…Jesus is Your Friend…
Think about two or three of your favorite memories. You know, the ones that bring a smile to your heart. That heart-smile sometimes even makes its way to your lips…though it may have been years ago. Maybe it was as recent as this morning!
Are the memories more about where you were and what you are doing…or who you were with?
Had you been with someone else…even just laughing with someone else, the memory would not have the same impact…the same joy.
You and your daughter, son, spouse or friend connected in that particular conversation or excursion in a way that it could not have happened with anyone else. If you are remembering it right now…you are feeling it. Each time you remember it…you feel the joy.
Here is my blessing for you:
Go with God.
Walk and talk with Jesus in all that you do. As Him for His Presence. He is the healthiest relationship you will ever experience.
No matter the events of today or tomorrow your joy will be fuller, your peace better, your wisdom and restraint ever growing more complete.
And tonight…when your head hits the pillow and you think of the events of the day, some of your most precious memories (whether losses or gains) will be of how obvious it is that He was with you.
Jesus…is your friend. The One who makes your joy more complete.
John 15:9 (Phillips NT)
9 “I have loved you just as the Father has loved me. You must go on living in my love. If you keep my commandments you will live in my love just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and live in his love. I have told you this so that you can share my joy, and that your happiness may be complete. This is my commandment: that you love each other as I have loved you. There is no greater love than this – that a man should lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I tell you to do. I shall not call you servants any longer, for a servant does not share his master’s confidence. No, I call you friends, now, because I have told you everything that I have heard from the Father.