3.26.23 | The Friendship Of Jesus.
reading and prayer
Today’s Scripture And Prayer:
John 11 NIV
Jesus, you are the solidarity of God in our suffering.
By entering our suffering, You have redeemed it.
By crying our tears, You have made our grief holy.
In both the weeping and rejoicing,
You meet us where we are, as we are.
Here in the already and not yet, we walk towards resurrection
With an unshakable hope. Amen.
1. Even knowing Lazarus was going to be raised, Jesus wept with His friend and shared in her suffering. Where have you experienced the compassion of God through friends that have shared in your pain during difficult seasons?
2. In John 15:15, Jesus says “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” What might approaching God as friend mean to where you are now? How might it shift and strengthen your relationship with Him?