What Friends Do

By Max Lucado

“A friend loves you all the time.�
Proverbs 17:17 (NCV)

One gets the impression that to John, Jesus … was above all a loyal companion. Messiah? Yes. Son of God? Indeed. Miracle worker? That, too. But more than anything Jesus was a pal. Someone you could go camping with or bowling with or count the stars with. . . .

Now what do you do with a friend? (Well, that’s rather simple too.) You stick by him. 

Maybe that is why John is the only one of the twelve who was at the cross. He came to say good-bye. By his own admission he hadn’t quite put the pieces together yet. But that didn’t really matter. As far as he was concerned, his closest friend was in trouble and he came to help.

“Can you take care of my mother?�
Of course. That’s what friends are for.

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Max Lucado
From: No Wonder They Call Him the Savior
Copyright (W Publishing Group, 2003)
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