“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:12–15, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” A cynical reference to people who succeed because of their connections and not because of their hard work, talent or accomplishments. Having a benefactor who provides one with “Great Expectations” they would not otherwise have if left to their own devices.
Perhaps because it not supposed to work like that in life, people have a difficult time accepting it when it comes to the afterlife. But how we spend eternity has nothing to do with our efforts, talent or accomplishments in our life journey. It also has nothing to do with the connections we make “down here.” It has everything to do with who we know “up there.”
George Bush is not a friend of mine. Not even an acquaintance. The picture is merely a photo-op I had at a recent conference where He was the guest speaker. But I do have a friend in high places. He laid down His life for me. And since meeting Him I have been learning His business.
My Advice – I want everyone to meet my friend in high places. If you do not know Him, let me introduce you to Him through my musings. If you already know Him, allow me to help you learn more about His business through my musings.