You know when you remember a great time you had but at the same time you start smiling, you start undoing that smile because you remember that the person who shared it with you is no longer who she said she was?
Recently, I was remembering one of those funny moments with an “ex-friend”. She was a very helpful, caring, always wanting to please, the kind of person that is ready for anything until one day she became not only a stranger but also an “enemy” (I say this because in reality we only have one enemy, the rest are just used by him). I then kept on thinking, what was the point of that friendship? Wouldn’t it have been better not to have had that friendship in the first place than to no longer have it at all?
It was then that I understood why our Lord only calls His servants as servants after they no longer live here, which was the case of Moses, Joshua and so many other men of God.
A servant of God is he who serves until death. There is no such thing as ex-servant, just as there is no such thing as an ex-friend. Deep down, they were never what they said they were.
It does not matter what you did or stopped doing, what you sacrificed or stopped having because of Jesus, if one day you decide to give up on serving Him, everything was in vain… all your sacrifices, everything you did for Him, everything you said, preached, helped, served – everything, absolutely everything was in vain.
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold,[a] I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more.
Do you want to be a servant of God? So be one until death or until the return of our Lord, if not, forget it.
Meanwhile, let’s make new friendships…