There used to be a game show on TV that gave players the option to “phone a friend” if they were stumped on a question. Contestants would hear their friend’s opinion and decide if they wanted to follow their recommendation or not.
The great thing about having Jesus for a friend is that He can be reached anytime. He is always available to hear what we are stumped on. He always has time to listen, even if everyone is ‘calling’ Him simultaneously.
We can also be reassured Jesus has the answer to our question. After all, He is God and knows all. Our problem is hearing His answer. That may take time, patience, a quiet heart, and a spirit of discernment. Sometimes, it means reading God’s Word, listening to wise believers, or both.
The most important call we can make is calling on Jesus for salvation. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’” (John 14:6). The apostle Peter testified, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Also, when we find ourselves in a predicament, instead of cursing His name, we should call on a real friend, the One called “a friend of ‘sinners.’”
And, here’s a warning you may not have recently heard. One day all believers will be raptured to be with Jesus. Then the earth will be left, as least for a while, without anyone who calls Jesus “friend.” Many theologians believe that shortly after that event, the Tribulation will begin and great horrors will occur.
Seriously, I would call on Jesus, accepting Him as Lord and Savior, sooner rather than later.
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