“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 (NIV)
Yes, Jesus calls us friends and He teaches us divine truth – truth from God in heaven. We believe that these words from Gospel of John are for us if we are followers of Jesus. As we follow Him from day to day He teaches us what we need to know. We may not yet understand all things about God but through Jesus Christ, we are told and taught what our Father wants us to know. We are His friends because He guides and teaches us through the Holy Spirit what we need to know. As we read the Bible our Lord shares with us His truth. As we turn to Him in prayer he makes His truth real to us. How wonderful to have a friend like Jesus and to know we can depend on Him to share heavenly truth with us.