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DGS Dhinakaran

I Am a Friend of God!

Bro. D.G.S Dhinakaran
11 Oct
Our Lord Jesus loves us unconditionally that He wants us to realize that He loves us more than anybody in this world.  He loves us as a friend!  He calls His disciples as His friends (John 15:15).   King Solomon writes in Proverbs 17:17 that "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." In the same book, King Solomon says "but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." (Proverbs 18:24), and that friend, my beloved children of God, it is Jesus Christ! A true friend will love you at all times be it good times or bad times. Yes, a true friend will stick closer supporting you at all times. But the love of Jesus is so great because He gave His life for us.
 
Not too long ago, I was very ill and was admitted in the hospital. The Doctors battled with my life and required eighteen bottles of Blood, as my condition was worsening. The moment the doctors announced that I needed eighteen bottles of blood, there were several people coming forward to donate their blood. Students, policemen, businessmen and the doctors themselves, all came forward to donate blood with great concern. A medical student was even ready to lend his organs for me, saying: "let me die and let my brother live!"  That is the kind of love a friend would possess.  It is Jesus who plants this seed of love in the hearts of His children.  A young volunteer enquired if the doctors could draw blood from the other hand too. These people are not even related to me but still, they wanted to save me from my death bed. It is the Love of Christ that compelled them to do so, my dear friends. The love of Jesus is so strong that you will be ready to sacrifice yourself for Him. You are His friend and He loves to have fellowship with you.
My dear Brothers and Sisters! Do not lose courage. It is a great privilege to have Jesus Christ in our Heart. Men may betray you but He will never forsake you. Others may leave you in times of trouble but He will come to you and comfort you like none other. He will never leave you nor forsake you because he is our true friend who gave up His own life for our salvation. The Bible says in John 15:13 that "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." Yes, my dear children of God! It is God who has called us to be His friends. You are a friend of God not because you have known Him but because He has called you to be His friend. 
Prayer:
 Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the assurance you are giving me this day to be a close friend to me. Help me to follow your statutes and carry out my works with reverence to you. Father, how great is your love for me that you gave your only begotten Son as a living Sacrifice on the cross! I thank you from the depths of my heart. Thank you for redeeming me from the sins of the world and transforming me as your child. Help me to love others just the way you showed your love to me.
In Jesus’ name I pray,
Amen!      

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