MY FRIEND June 8, 2015

” Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  YOU are my friends, if you do what I have commanded you.” (this is Jesus speaking)  John 15:13-14

….”When we see a crowd, we see exactly that, a crowd…We see people, not persons, but people.  A herd of humans.  A flock of faces.  That’s what WE see.  But not so with the Shepherd.  To Him, every face is different.  Every face is a story.  Every face is a child.  Every child has a name…-Max Lucado  -When God Whispers Your Name

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To the human eye, I was already grown,

But to Him, I was only three.

He bent down to kiss my hurt away,

Then He sat me upon His knee.

He watched me throw a tantrum;

He saw me cry and pout,

He held me tight within His arms,

While mine, flailed all about.

I strayed from Him for many years;

I caused Him anguish, pain, and tears…

But He saw THIS day, and knew I’d yield,

And come back like a child.

So with arms opened wide, He welcomed me back…

Even though I was defiled.

He brushed His finger on my tear-stained face,

And all my fears He did erase!

This One, who formed me in the womb,

And chose to die, to halt my doom.

He saw me in the good, and bad;

I am His child…He is my dad!

He’s made me happy!

I’m no longer sad!

Jesus…you’re the BEST FRIEND

I’ve ever had!

By:  Anita Mondragon March 2006