Elbert Hubbard said, “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
God knows all about you and still loves you! Jesus knew Peter would deny him three times. Not only did Peter deny him but he used four letter words to do so. Although Jesus knew Peter would deny Him, He still chose him to be one of the twelve disciples. He not only chose him to be a disciple but made Peter the rock, upon which He built His church.
He also gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven, saying whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Matthew 16:13-23).How’s that for friendship, remember a friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
In John 15:13, Jesus said, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
God knows all about you, yet he still loves you and has committed himself to finish the good work he has started in you. He has declared His love and friendship for you so go ahead, be bold and rejoice in the God of your salvation. Your friend Jesus the Christ has declared He will never leave you nor forsake you!