A real mate will lay down his life for you. He’ll travel long distances to help you out when you’re in trouble. He will always be there when you are broken down in the wilderness, when you have made some wrong decisions and you are lost. Without a word, he’ll cover the cost of a bill you cannot pay. A good mate will always speak the hard truth and build you up when you have no hope. He will never speak bad of you to others, he is dedicated to fighting for your cause and helping you finish well. That’s just who he is. He’ll charge at the enemy with bayonet fixed firm and sacrifice himself so that you get through. That’s real mate ship.
The best mate you will ever have is Jesus. Whether you ignore His presence in your life or embrace it he is there. He is Love. His perfect love casts out all fear as he exchanges it for the gift of faith. I love what Jesus brings to my life. He calls me to lay down my life and allow Him to live in and through me, that way I can achieve what I was born for in this world and in His kingdom.