"You are my friends if you do what I command."
- John 15:14, NIV
What could be a greater privilege than to have Jesus call us His friend? If I told you that the Queen was my friend, you would probably snicker. And rightly so. But if the Queen stated that, “Anne Lotz is my friend,” it would be impressive. It would indicate a relationship based on personal knowledge that she publicly affirmed.
Jesus did more than say you and I could call Him our friend. He promises He will call us His friends! Now that’s impressive! That’s a privileged position!