YE are my friends!”
In my Lord’s friendship there is the ministry of sacrifice.
hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
great Friend is always giving His blood.
It is a lasting shame when
professed Christians are afflicted with spiritual anemia.
And yet we are
often so fearful, so white-faced, so chicken-hearted, so averse from
battle, that no one would think us to be “the soldiers of the Lord.”
need blood. “Except ye drink my blood ye have no life.”
And in my Lord’s friendship there is the privilege of most intimate
All things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
takes us into His confidence, and tells us His secrets.
It is His delight
to lift the veil, and give us constant surprises of love and grace.
discovers flowers in desert places, and in the gloom He unbosoms “the
treasures of darkness.”
He is a Friend of inexhaustible resource, and His
companionship makes the pilgrim’s way teem with interest, and abound in
the wonders of redeeming grace.
~J. W. Jowett~