Friday, April 26, 2013

Five Minute Friday-Friend

There is a friend that sticks closer than a
brother, His name is Jesus. When the whole world walks out on you, He will walk in. When people let you down, and sometimes knock you down, He will be there to lift you up. When you are experiencing those up on the mountaintop highs, He will be there, cheering with you. When you are experiencing those down in the valley, pit dwelling moments in life, He will be there, pulling you out, and setting you back up on the mountain. When you are crying those heartbreaking tears, He will be there, wiping them away. When you are laughing so hard, it makes your tummy hurt, He will be there, sharing the laughter. When you are sick, He will be there, holding you, and healing you. When you die, He will be the one there with you, through it all. What a friend we have in Jesus!!

49 comments:

Lizzy Grae said...

Amen! wonderful thoughts :)

Richelle @ Our Wright-ing Pad said...

amen! true and beautiful words and i am thankful for each and every one of those truths!

seespeakhearmama.wordpress.com said...

I am a friend of God, He calls me friend..Do you know that song? Your post reminded me of it. So glad I know well this Jesus you so beautifully described. Be blessed.

Leovi said...

Very nice words!

1 of the Creekside Team said...

oh my, Denise ... looks like many of us began today's challenge with this same verse!

mmm ... wonder what He's trying to say to us?

Linda

Tam said...

I am not a Christian, however, I do understand how faith holds your hand like no friend can.

Linda said...

This is such a good reminder. Too many times I look to my human friends rather than my ultimate Friend when I need help. Thank you!

Ruth Povey said...

Oh yes, absolutely!

Amy said...

Amen! This truly says it all. Lovely!

Mel said...

Amen, friend! LOVE this! Blessings on your weekend. :)

RCUBEs said...

And what a friend we have in Jesus! Praying you're always remaining strong in the Lord's mighty power! Have a great weekend sis and take care! Love to you.

The Heart's Hunger said...

This post reminds me of the hymn
"What a Friend We have in Jesus"

There is no one like our God!!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Love that old song, What A Friend We Have In Jesus. So very true.
Have a good weekend Denise,
hugs,
Dorothy

Kimberly A Edwards said...

Amen and amen! Awesome words of encouragement. Happy Friday!

Jennifer Saake said...

Amen! :)

Rabia said...

There is no greater friend indeed!

Paula Barnett said...

A friend, indeed, Denise. NO+thing compares to the relationship with Jesus that you describe so beautifully.
I somehow believe that our purpose here is to discover that all we really need is HIM for He is ALLLL sufficiency. Once you got that, you got it all!!!
P.S. So look forward to my visits with you & appreciate your visits to my place, too.

Sharon said...

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for the gift of my friend, Jesus. The only One who knows me completely, loves me unconditionally, and promises to never leave me.

GOD BLESS!

asmallbutmeaningfullifeblog said...

beautiful...

alyssa zech said...

LOVE this! I have been learning how to have Jesus as my Best, and sometimes only friend, for a few years now. It takes me that long to get it :)

Sarah McBride said...

What an incredible post! You know, I honestly never really thought about Jesus cheering along with me. I know He's happy and I always try to thank Him when something good happens, but I just love that picture!! And the part about him walking in when the world walks out... WOW. So touching. Thank you for this great five minute friday!

Andrea Groff said...

How blessed we are to have this Friend!

Plays with Purpose said...

Closer than a brother (or sister)....great post!
Hugs,
Kelly

Rachel @ Rooms of Knowledge said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for the reminder that He is the friend we should all be seeking! Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

Janice @ Gathering Graces said...

He is our best friend. So much so that He died for us. Nothing greater than to lay down one's life for a friend. :D

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful.

Vicki said...

AMEN!!! Truly our Best Friend!

Feisty Mama said...

Always hood to be reminded of our forever friend.

a woman after Gods heart said...

take care denise

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I will be humming the hymn "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" today 'cause this post reminded me.

Dawn said...

What an AWESOME post! AMEN!

Melanie said...

Very true! I'm so glad Jesus is with us all the time!! How could we get by in this crazy world without Him?!

Ann O. said...

So true! Without our dear Friend, I would be so lost. Beautiful post and a timely reminder for me.

Marcy Hanson said...

Beautiful reminder. Aren't we so blessed that no matter what we do, how horrible a friend we are back, he is always there?
Thank you for your post!

Brie said...

Amen! Perfectly written!

Wanda said...

No greater friend can one find Denise. Have a great weekend.

Christa said...

Blessings, this is so true.

Leah Marie, Unpunctuated said...

He is indeed the best friend there is!

Karen said...

BEAUTIFUL POST!

Laurie Collett said...

Praise God for our one true Friend Who laid down His life for us! Thank you for the beautiful post & God bless!

LeAnn said...

Just some very lovely thoughts. I love the thought of our Savior smiling and laughing with us. I know he does walk with us through it all.
Blessings!

Amanda @ wandering said...

So very true.

Suzanne McClendon said...

What a wonderfully uplifting, encouraging post. May you have a blessed week. :)

Rebekah said...

This was very encouraging! Thank you Denise. And I even got to hear a bit of Nat King Cole when I visited today :)

Heather Meyer said...

Love the picture of Jesus laughing with me! So glad I am a friend of God!! Thanks for sharing.

Marian said...

Que bonito y profundo Denise. Dios siempre está a nuestro lado.
AMEN!!! Un abrazo grande.
Bendiciones!!!

Michell Pulliam said...

Yes...a FRIEND that sticks closer than a brother and what Friend He is! Have a blessed week!!

Katie said...

AMEN!!!!

Wendy Meijer said...

Beautiful and true