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Guest writer: Sarah Hamze 

Our Best Friend, Jesus

Day 68 :: touch

Photo Credit: Meredith Farmer

Are you lonely and feel like no one cares about you? If you said yes, then I have something really important to tell you.

You are more loved than you could ever imagine!

The God of the universe gave us His only son, Jesus, who died on the cross to pay for our sins. Now that’s love! Jesus wants to be our friend, and He is the best friend we could ever have!

I am reminded of one of my dear relatives. After her husband passed away, she lived alone in a farmhouse. People would ask her if she was lonely or afraid, and she would always say, “I am not alone, Jesus is with me.” Every time I am feeling lonely I think of these words. If Jesus is in our lives, then we are never alone; He is with us every step of the way. I have struggled with feelings of loneliness, but when I realize that Jesus is with me wherever I go, I am comforted. I am so lucky to have such a great best friend!

The hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” was playing through my head today. I listen to music all time because music inspires me and touches my heart. This hymn reminds us that Jesus is our friend and He cares deeply about us. He knows what we are going through and He bears our sin and grief.

“Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness”*

Jesus is the greatest friend we could ever have:

• To pay for our sins, He laid down His life for us by dying on the cross.
• He is loving, forgiving, and compassionate.
• He knows all about us;the good, the bad, and the ugly, and yet He still loves us.
• He is the most loyal friend a person could have. He will never leave or forsake us.
• He wants the best for us. He is our biggest cheerleader in life.

While life can be difficult at times, in our loneliest, scariest, and darkest moments, our best friend, Jesus, is right by our side. We can face the day knowing we have a loving Savior nearby. Take heart, our best friend Jesus is always with us!

Lyrics are from “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” by Joseph M. Scriven.

Sarah Hamze is a full-time student in the great state of South Dakota. She enjoys writing and spending time with loved ones. She is obsessed with Christian music and eating anything chocolate. You can find Sarah on Twitter @SJHamze or at http://sarahhamze.com

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