April 8th – Proverbs 17:17

Proverbs 17:17

“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.” This hymn by Joseph M. Scriven, is one of my absolute favorites. And it’s perfect when celebrating the great gift of salvation we receive from accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord, Savior, and Friend. In Proverbs 17:17 Solomon says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born at a difficult times.” Who doesn’t want a friend like that; one who loves you at all times? Not just through the good ones, but especially through the bad. Jesus is that friend. He accepts, shelters, loves, and died for us. Fully knowing the betrayal, brutality, and rejection He would face, Jesus willingly left His glorious throne in heaven. He came to ransom His life to bring us forgiveness and reconciliation with the Father. What a friend we have in Jesus indeed!