My Arm-Pit Buddy And The Doctor
What is a friend? True friends have an unexplainable, unbreakable bond, even if they're not there for you, they're still there. A true friend will look at you at your worst time in life, and still call you beautiful and strong. Someone that no matter what you go through, will always tell you they love you, no matter how many times you fight, no matter what you put each other through, you forgive each other easily. A best friend may be around a few years, but a true friend is forever. Even if you haven't seen each other in years, the friendship remains unbreakable. They know what mood you're in just by looking at your facial expression. They know everything about you, and support you through change. Basically, true friendship is love. Jesus is the purest example of a true friend. John 15:13-15 says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you." Because Jesus loved us so much, He took on all of our sins, all of our heartbreaks and pains, all of our guilt and shame, and laid them down at the cross. I honestly can't think of anybody other than close family, that I would die for on this earth. And I definitely wouldn't give up my life for those who I know hate me, and want to see me perish. But it didn't matter to Jesus. To Him, everyone deserves the same opportunity to the right of having eternal life. He died for the very ones who killed His physical body, down to the present day the ones who say He never did or never will exist. Jesus was known as a "friend of sinner" (Luke 7:34), and He promised to "never leave us, or forsake us" (Hebrews 13:5). Jesus is truly the friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24) , and blessed are the ones who have Him as their friend.