When my nephew was six years old, he walked into the kitchen one day, just chattering away. His mom wasn’t paying close attention to what he was saying until he offered “Dave” something to eat.
“Who’s Dave?” his mom asked, not seeing anyone else in the kitchen but her son.
“Oh, he’s just the guy I play with,” he said of his imaginary friend.
“Have you ever played with him before?” she asked.
“No,” my nephew answered. “Usually I play with Jesus, but He’s too busy.”
Intrigued, his mom asked, “Oh? What’s He doing?”
“Mom, you know what Jesus does!” he said. “He’s out doing those miracles and such!”
You know, we could all learn a lesson from this story. What if we thought of Jesus as our favorite friend? What if we invited Him into our homes, our marriages, our families, our businesses? What if we expected Him to enter into our lives in the most personal way and do miracles because we knew that is what “He’s out doing” all the time? Wonderful changes could happen in our lives if we cultivated that kind of relationship with Him.
If you don’t know Jesus as your best friend, all you have to do is open the door of your heart and invite Him to come in. He says, “I stand at the door and knock; if anyone bears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him (Revelation 3:20 AMP).” Jesus is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).