Just for a minute, imagine you turned around and saw Jesus standing right there in the room with you. What would you feel? What would you do? Do you see yourself running to Him and embracing Him like a dear friend, or would you have a sudden shot of fear run through you? Would you instantly be gripped by a peacefulness that simply cannot be described, or by the kind of shock you feel when you get busted red-handed? Jesus is the same today, tomorrow, and yesterday. We’re the ones that change–drawing close to Him at times, and pulling back at others. The fight we must continue to battle is the one that keeps Jesus at the center of our universe. The one that keeps our relationship with Him #1! The one that would make Him standing there in the room with us the single best thing that could ever happened!
“You are my friends if you do what I command.” Jesus of Nazareth (John 15:14)