I was sitting on my porch reading my Bible and thinking about today’s devotional when I read this verse.
2 Corinthians 5:20 MSG
“We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.”
Naturally, as I read it, I began to sing the song ‘I Am a Friend of God’. Then I began to reminisce about learning this song as part our church praise team. It is a memory that is as full of joy as it is full of remembered challenges. We had a new worship leader, who had a different style than we were accustomed to, and we were all just beginning to learn about one another. The song and the lyrics themselves helped us overcome the challenges and become a blessing to one another. We are a friend of God. ‘Who am I that You are thinking of me’. That opening line is so very much about how we feel, yet things change when we know and realize that we are also a friend of God. Together. Together as friends, and with God as our friend, we can overcome any challenge and find joy in our journey.