The sacred name called friend

A soft tap on the door.

A thrill to open

and see

a

dusty

worn

Jesus

looking back at you,

with a weary smile.

He enters as if he belongs.

He does belong.

Where does he sit?

Is a basin of water

prepared to

wipe and rest his tired feet?

I will help.

 

“Come unto me”

he speaks to

to all who will come.

But does the son of God need

simple friends?

Mary

Martha

Lazarus.

Their humble home

in Bethany

Jesus chose them to rest with.

What did you do?

What did you say?

I want to be chosen as Jesus’ friend.

I want my home to be that place he could come, rest.

 

A friend is a precious calling.

Jesus is in need of a friend.

safe

trust

care

support

loyal

You are so blessed

to have been specially

chosen with

that sacred name…

friend of

Jesus.

What did you do to calm

 his troubled

heart?

What did you say for comfort?

 

As Jesus, enters

so warmly welcomed, perhaps

did his heart feel broken

knowing

close by, on this very day

one he chose to call friend

begins his plot for betrayal.

 

I want to be called his loyal friend…

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