Every girl older than six has a BFF, a Best Friend Forever. The irony of this monicker is the “Forever” part. Young girl BFF relationships may last only a few weeks. Real BFF relationships may last for a month or so, if the friends are really good friends.
I taught a pair of BFF’s in seventh grade. Shannon and Tracy were joined at the hip. When they weren’t hanging out at school together, they were gabbing on the phone for hours after school and at night. They spent nights at each other’s houses. They did homework together. Walked each other to classes. Ignored boys. Hung out at the mall together, skated together, did each other’s hair, told and kept each other’s secrets. Talked alike. Acted alike. Dressed alike. You could wallpaper a two-story house with the notes they wrote each other as BFF’s.
One day Shannon got a boyfriend and her BFF with Tracy was history.
Truth is there’s only one friend who can be a true BFF–best friend forever.
Jesus told His disciples as He was preparing for His final days,
You are my friends if you do what I command you. John 15:14
“I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15.
And again He said, “And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20.
Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:3b.
The best best friend you could ever make here on earth will never compare with the friendship Jesus offers as your best friend forever. He’s the only friend you’ll ever make who can be your friend forever. Along with Jesus’ friendship comes the abundant life He promises us here on earth and His guarantee of eternal life in heaven.