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There is a friend…

by Bettina Van Vaerenbergh

There's a friend, a special friend, that sticks closer than a brother;
A friend who knows you better than your own father and mother.
A friend who had a dream for you, long before you existed…
Whose hands fashioned you lovingly; truly unique, and gifted.
A friend, it's true!, who even knows the number of your hairs;
A friend who shares your burdens, your struggles and your cares.
A trusted friend, who always has your best interest in mind…
A loyal, faithful friend, who'll never ever leave you behind.
A friend who walks with you, who stands by you, day after day —
In joy and in sadness, in health and in sickness, all the way.
A friend who has promised, He has spoken the Word —
To be with you in life and in death, until the end of the world!
A friend who strengthens you, when you feel you can't go on…
A friend who forgives you, every time you've done wrong.
A friend who loves you like no other, so incomprehensibly much…
Who can heal your soul, and melt your heart with His touch.
A friend who fights for you and keeps you with all of His might…
A friend who guides and corrects, whose love is a light.
A friend whose arms are big enough, the whole world to embrace;
Who welcomes all that come to Him, all that seek His face.
If you invite Him into your heart, if you repent sincerely of your sin,
He'll abide in you forever, and God's favor you will win.
And if by now you're wondering, who this special friend might be…
It's Christ Jesus, the Lord, whose endless love sets us free!

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