Jesus will have us any day, any hour. Not to love us is no option for Jesus. He loves us no matter what. His passion for us brought Him to planet Earth, right in front of our doorsteps. With our self-destructive tendencies, He came to save us from ourselves.
Endowed with free will, we can have Him or we cannot have Him; it’s completely up to us. The problem is, we will miss out on life if we won’t have Him. Life is connected to His name. Life comes forth from His fingertips. Healer of broken bodies and broken hearts, one touch of His hands makes a profound difference. We need His touch to be whole. But then, as we reach out to Him, we touch His heart in more ways than we know.
Jesus is moved by our love. Our love does not heal Him because He is whole. He does not need our love as much as we need His, but clearly, it means the world to Him. It’s a mystery to me how the Son of God, who has everything, seeks our friendship. Jesus proudly announced to the world (John 15:15)
“I shall not call you servants any longer, for a servant does not share his master’s confidence. No, I call you friends, now, because I have told you everything that I have heard from the Father.” * J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
Being friends with the Almighty is the most thrilling experience I can think of. God does not run a staff of servants, but He surrounds Himself with friends. That is why Jesus had disciples whom He called His friends and His circle of friends widens with every person that will have Him.
When you have the Son you have life. Without the Son there is no life.