From a Daily Book of Miracles, by Krista M. Moore, excerpt of a book in progress, Copyright 2019, Photo: Cross at West Hill, 2019
Daily Miracle Message
Have you ever had a best friend you could rely on even when they weren’t physically there? Someone who never goes away or fails you, who understands everything and never gives up on you?
I have. Though I have been blessed to have a number of “best friends” in my life, there is one whom I count on before all others: Jesus Christ.
I don’t know where my affinity with Jesus came from, but from the age of about 12 or so, I have claimed him and known him. He has felt like an intimate friend, a brother. I talk to him all the time: When I’m walking the dog; going to bed at night; washing the dishes; or writing this book. He is always there, in my heart and mind.
Maybe it’s because he made this promise long ago, that he would be with me ’til the end of time. My soul remembers, and he never forgets his Word.
I can count on him, and now, I hope, he can count on me. When I was younger and more of a seeker on my spiritual journey, our relationship was a one-way street:
“Jesus/God, what can you do for me?”
Now that I’ve grown older and hopefully a little wiser, so it’s more like: “Jesus, what can I do for You?”
But when times are tough and I am not as able to help others, I know where to turn. When life gets difficult as it must, when I need a friend who will not let me down, who will not judge, who is always available the instant I call his name, I know who I can count on.
It is as if Jesus is a very personal friend saying, “Count on me.”
Physical friends are essential, amazing (and life-saving) for a lifetime of joy and happiness. But God and Jesus are like my heart and soul, something I cannot live without. Times change, people change, but my Source, my eternal Helper does not. And when he gets me out of a jam, and turns my life right side up, I can get back on my horse and ride out into the sunset, and as I turn back, I smile at him, toss my head back and say, “You can count on me, too, brother. You’ve got a friend.”
Daily Miracle Practice
Try having a silent conversation with Jesus. He may surprise you. He can also be quite funny! Nothing phases the One who has overcome the world. You can tell him anything. His heart is yours.
Daily Miracle Blessing
I will always be here. I will always be with you. You can never lose me. Never doubt my Love. I will be with you ’til the end of time. When others fail you, I will help you. Count on me before all others. You’ve got a friend.