You Follow?

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I will see an old and dear friend on Friday. We went 35 years without seeing each other prior to reconnecting last year. Friends are a most cherished commodity to be sure, and should be handled with care. No matter what anyone tells you, we all “worry “ about what others think of us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “ It is the blessings of old friends that we can afford to be stupid around them.” I think Emerson was right on. Too many of us spend too much time dissecting the mistake of others, and the rest of our time fretting about what others might be saying about our stupidity.

In Matthew 6:24-34 Jesus hones in on the word “worry” several times. In Matthew 6:24, Jesus says we “..cannot have two masters..” The key to faithful living is not trying to impress any human being with who you are, or what you possess, or falling into the pitfall of gaining stuff in order to feel filled up. The key is to follow Jesus.

When we seek to follow Jesus nothing else matters. There is little else to worry over. What a friend we have in Jesus. Jesus, “You are my friends..(John 15:14)..” I hope you get some time to drop your worries and hang out in prayer, scripture , service , and worship with the best friend you will ever have real soon. Jesus will handle your relationship with care, you have nothing to “worry” about.

Still in one peace,

David J. Jensen

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