My Unimaginable Friend

"So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God."  Romans 5:11

Did you have an imaginary friend when you were little?

When my daughter was little she had an invisible friend named, Teddy.  There were times when I would go to sit next to her and she would say, "Careful, Mommy!  Teddy is sitting there and you don't want to squish him."

My mother-in-law has recounted the story of my brother-in-law having an invisible friend named Mr. Barstools.  He would talk to Mr. Barstools throughout the day and everywhere they went.

My mother often reminded me that I, too, had an invisible friend from the time I was five years old.  I would talk, laugh and sing with this invisible friend.  Only, He wasn't imagined.  

At the age of five I decided to follow Jesus, and He instantly became my very best friend—with me everywhere I went, everywhere I go—even now.  He comforts me and I tell Him my deepest dreams and secrets (though He already knows them all).  He tells me secrets, too (Jeremiah 33:3), and rejoices over me with singing that isn't quiet—it's loud (Zephaniah 3:17).  

The Holy Bible tells us in John 15:15, "No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you."

This friend is like no other.  Many would say He is invisible, but I find Him to be more visible than the birds, trees, and flowers all around us.  And though there have been times in my life when I have foolishly been unfaithful and cast Him aside, He has never ever been unfaithful to me.

I love my unimagined friend and can't imagine life without Him.  I call Him Jesus.  

Do you?

Goodnight, Runners.