Sinners’ Friend

Jesus had many friends. He also was a friend to many people. When Jesus was on earth, He had friendships like we do. Jesus cried when His friend, Lazarus, died. Jesus knew how it felt to have a friend die.
Our Bible Reading today tells us about Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus was a tax collector. Most Jews hated tax collectors. Why? Because often they stole money from the people. Zacchaeus probably did not have many friends. But Jesus went to Zacchaeus’ home. Many people criticized Jesus because He was Zacchaeus’ friend. But Jesus came to earth to be a friend to sinners.
It is wonderful that Jesus is our friend. That reminds me of an old song called “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” The words of this song tell us that Jesus is our friend and that we can give Him all of our worries. Many people in the world today need Jesus to be their friend.
Maybe today you can tell someone about Jesus!