Know it for yourselves. We at the ministry are using the phrase “My Lord, My Friend” on our business cards, we haven’t done this to take God out of Jesus. Jesus truly is to us Our Lord, Our God, and He is with us at all times. My Lord to us embraces God because He is always with us, and can be with you, if you let Him.
We are using the phrase My Lord, My Friend and that is what we were all created for, to have relationship with the God that created you.
In John’s gospel at the appearance of Jesus to His disciples after His resurrection, he had revealed Himself to them before, at a time when Thomas, one of His disciples was not there. Thomas had declared that he would not believe that Jesus was alive unless he could see Him with his own eyes.
Thomas had been with the other disciples and had lived and worked with Jesus for about 3 years. Thomas had been there as Jesus walked among the people, observing the miracles, and listening to Jesus’ teaching on the Kingdom of God. The disciples were all slow to understand that Jesus was actually God come to earth in human form.
The Carols at Christmas sing about Him, Incarnate Deity, God en-clothed in flesh. As God-man, Jesus is both the All powerful, for whom nothing is impossible, and the man of sorrow, who can sympathize with us in our human weaknesses. Jesus is the All-Sufficient Savior.
Lets read it from the Gospel of John, John 20 verse 27 and 28;
v 27 “Then He said to Thomas, ‘Put you fingers here and observe My Hands, reach out your hand and put it into My side. Don’t be an unbeliever, but a believer.’”
v 28 “Thomas responded to Him, ‘My Lord and My God!’”
Now lets read the following verse 29: [Message Bible]
“Jesus said, ‘So you believe because you’re seen with your own eyes. Even better blessings are in store for those who believe without seeing.’”
Let us all come to know Him more, and come to know Him afresh each day, as Our God, Our Lord and Our Friend. Take him to the world as Your Lord and Your Friend.
As you personally witness to a dying world, we all can say My God, My Lord, and My Friend.
O F J.