I am reposting this for Andrea....Andrea, if He can become this to me, He can become this for you He will heal you and make you whole
My Dear Friend
~There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother~
My Jesus, I would like to share, with any that would read, what You mean to me. I could never exhaust the words to share how very special to me You have become!
Always faithful to me, You have been. You have never rejected or disowned me even when You were rebuffed by me. When my heart has wandered from You, You bore the pain of rejection and continued to pursue me with Your love and acceptance. When my devotion to You slackened and became less pure, yet Your passionate love towards me continued to burn.
My dear Friend, You have never betrayed me. While my dearest human friend betrayed me, You enclosed me in Your love and whispered to my heart "I am with thee". Knowing rejection all of my life by all human ties, yet You remained with me whispering to me and caressing me with Your soft touches of endearment. You knew the deep agony of heart that comes from being betrayed. You allowed yourself to experience that pain so that you might know how to bring comfort to my oft broken heart.
When veils have come between us, because of sin in my life, You showed me how I might gaze upon Your beautiful Face again. You have never tried to get back at me because I sinned against you; oh, my dear Friend, there is no malice in Thee.
You have carried me through the deepest waters and pushed the waters back from my frightened heart. The floodwaters would have drowned me unless You had rescued me. Your right hand has raised me back up, more times than I can share. With a word saying ~peace be still~ You quiet the raging storms in my heart.
You teach me the way to go to find healing and hope. Gently whispering to me ~this is the way~ You bring soothing balm to my grieving heart; You lift me back up and bestow on me precious kindness. I could never live without Your kindness, my dear Friend! Without Your kindness, I would shrivel up and die. While others abused me, causing my heart to break, yet, You tell me I am Your joy ~ You died for love of me.
I carry You in my heart all of the day. You are there to greet me with a whisper of love in the morning and You are by my side all of the day…. encouraging, comforting, whispering words of love to me. Lifting me up into the light of Your love, when all else would press me down, you set me free once more to soar with You above the clouds, upwards to gaze upon Your beautiful face. I love You, my dear Friend. I love You so very much…