Friends are so amazing.
What I love most about a friendship is the loyalty and selfless acts of love for one another. And it comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some wonderful friends took us to Smith Wigglesworth’s grave. It was a gorgeous sunny day. I was struck at how ‘normal’ the headstone was, considering he was such a great man of God. He was renowned as a great revivalist. His grave stone was strikingly simple yet beautiful. Humble, and yet noble. It was surrounded by tall eccentric and wealthy looking grave stones of people I’d never heard of. I guess it brought things in to focus as I stood there. His reward was in heaven. He was obedient to the call on his life. He leaped out in faith. Healed people around the world with his complete and utter trust in God and His word.
He was a friend of Jesus. He walked well with the Lord and also finished well. He fought the good fight. Jesus promised Him eternal life and now Smith rests with his family in heaven. My visit to Smith’s grave has had a deep impact on me. Yet I am unable the articulate the fullness of what that is.
Having good friends is so important. Having a friend of Jesus – now that’s well worth the commitment and the dedication to keep the connection. His faithfulness lasts forever. He died for you so you could have eternal life. He was rejected and beaten and took up all our rubbish, our sin upon the cross. He died a gruesome death so we could walk into the throne room of God – confidently. Trusting what he accomplished on the cross to be the greatest act of selfless love, once and for all. What a friend we have in Jesus!
I wonder, do you know Him ? xx