Jesus as Poetry

We've heard it, read it, know it. But when I put Jesus' words into poetic form, His artistry makes the words feel alive to me. I just keep looking at it. All the parallels jump out at me. The word "abides" sits in the center, surrounded by Jesus and us. I could go on, but …

In Christ, I am God’s friend

Jesus says, "I'm changing your status with God. It's not service without knowledge anymore, without seeing the big picture or understanding the details. Now you're in Our confidence. You are Our friends." Does God say this about the cherubim? Angels? Archangels? No. We are humble creatures. We have could not have named God our friend. …