In John 15, we have our savior explaining the relationships between He and The Father, and He and us. The vine dresser, the vine, the pruning of the vine and the result. Jesus speaks of the joy in Him when we keep His commandments and then, in verse 11 “that My joy might remain in you, and your joy might be full”. His joy is IN us and our joy is full. This savior who takes joy in us and simply wants our joy to be full. Christ does outline the foundation of our joy, it is made so simple, we are His friends, not servants, friends! How humbling that the Creator desires us as friends. For me, a friend who gives His life to guarantee my living eternity is one I want to have.
Just a Thought