For most of my life, I didn’t have a “best friend”. No matter where I was, which friends I was with, I always felt like the second choice. Did you ever have that feeling?
But they always convey things differently in the movies, they introduce the protagonist and then in turn, their best friend. When I was young I never really had that person. I feel like I spent most of my life searching, waiting, and guessing who was going to be that person for me. 1 Timothy 2: 3-4 says, “God our Savior . . . desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” He only wants to be our best friend. Jesus wants to be our home, our first choice. Jesus has felt everything we have. Rejected, cast away, he knows that feeling too well. His love for us is so powerful and amazing that even as we betray him, he forgives us, and still is asking, “Can I be your best friend? Can I be your home?”
John 14:2-3 “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” These words were written many years before any of us were born before any of us had chosen what kind of people we wanted to be. It doesn’t matter what you are or what you have done, thousands of years ago, God prepared your home, with him, in heaven. All we have to do, is choose Jesus as our home.
Lorraine Fernando is a sophomore at Texas A&M University studying Mechanical Engineering and has been with Enspire Productions for 3 years.