“A friend loves at all times. They are there to help when trouble comes.” – Proverbs 17:17
God desires a relationship with us. That’s why He created us in the first place. When we sinned and broke that relationship, God continued to pursue us. God sacrificed His only Son to make it possible for us to have a relationship with Him again.
Jesus demonstrated friendship in the most generous way possible. He showed us the greatest love when He laid down His life for His friends. He went to the cross, not on principle or for a cause, but because of love and wanting to be with us forever.
Friendship is a reflection of the character of God.
In September, Family Ministries will learn about how to be a true friend that reflects Jesus’s love through accepting, forgiving, and encouraging others.