You've Never Had a Friend Like God
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You've never had a friend like God!
We all have people that are special to us in one way or another. Many times these people are family, but most definitely friends. These are the people you call when your car breaks down 100 miles from home. These are the people who show up to help without being asked when they know you are working on a large project. These are the people who ask "how are you today?", and really want to know. These are the people who really care about us and want what is best for us. These people are the ones who really mean something to us.
What would you be willing to do for these people? Would you fly across the country just to be a shoulder for them to cry on? Would you be willing to spend your day off work helping them with something you really don't want to do? Would you give them food, money, clothes if they fell on hard times and really needed it? There are almost no limits to what we would do to help our true friends. Yet there are limits. Would you forgive them for lying to you? Maybe. What about stealing from you? Again, Maybe. Would you give up your dog if it was necessary to help your best friend? What about your son? Would you give up your son? For these people we love, we would go to the end of the earth and back, but there are still limits on what we would be willing to do to help them even if they really needed it.
Have you ever wondered what God is willing to do for us? Will God provide the necessities of life for us as He has promised? Is God really willing to forgive our sins? After all, some sins are quite horrible and very difficult to forgive. Is God really willing to make us His child, bring us into His church, make us one of His chosen people? Is God really willing to give us the inner peace that He has promised? Is God really willing to give us a home in heaven for eternity? Yet when we realize what God has already done for us, we have no reason to doubt any other promises He has made. Romans 8:32 says, "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"
We don't have to doubt what God is willing to do for us. He gave us His son and let Him die on the cross for us. He did this, not because of what we had done for Him, but because He loved us and wanted us to be saved. If God was willing to give us His son, there is nothing else He has promised that He will not be willing to deliver.
You have never had a friend like God!