Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You've got a Friend in Me

Toy Story's theme song is a favorite of our family. We enjoy hearing it on our CD player.
But, I have this (good) habit of thinking about what the people are singing about and mixing it with what Jesus says. When I hear "You've got a Friend in Me", for instance, I think: "Hmm, OK, we have a friend in Jesus ...Nobody has ever loved us like He does."  It's kind of fun doing that! (;

It's quite true, though. Jesus does love us and He is our Friend. "If we are faithless, He remains faithful— for He cannot deny himself."(2 Timothy 2:13 ESV). Even if we stumble and deny Him (even though I strictly discourage doing that ever!), He's still our Friend! He stays faithful!

"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."(Romans 5:8 NIV) 
And we, as Christians, need to love Him back, of course. "If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be cursed!"(1 Corinthians 16:22 NIV)

  "Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."" (John 14:23)

And we need to love our fellow believers. "He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God" (1 Peter 1:20-23)

"And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." (1 John 2:17)
 God loves us and wants to be our Friend...Believe in Him (It's worth it!).

“These are the true words of God.” (Revelation 19:9b)

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