John 15:13-15 (NIV) 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
A friend is someone that you can trust and is always there when you need them. A friend does not seek to do you harm but always looks out for your good. A friend will do above what they feel necessary to assure that you have all of your needs met according to their ability. A friend will also give advice or counsel when they think it is needed. A friend is someone you can trust.
Although we may look for this type of friend on earth, they have some limitations. They are not able to be everywhere at all times. You may be able to reach them by phone when you need them if you have good cellular service. Also because a friend is not all knowing, they may not be aware that a decision that they make for you is not the best decision. Sometimes the advice that a friend gives is not the best advice, although they thought it was.
Yet there is a true friend in Jesus the Christ. Jesus Christ is available anytime or anywhere. Jesus knows what is best, and we do not have to worry if what he tells us to do is what is best. Jesus Christ is that friend that is closer than any brother, and came to earth that we can have life and life more abundantly. This true friend gave his life that all who believes in him may be redeemed and has eternal life.
The true friend is Jesus the Christ!