September 28


" 'Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, against the Man who is My Companion,' says the Lord of Hosts" (Zechariah 13,7, NKJV).

Among the titles of Jesus, this one is certainly unique. For the first and only time God calls His Son, "My Companion." This is a title of endearment.

The mutual companionship and inseparable oneness between Christ and the Father are reflected in the words, "I and My Father are one" (John 10:30, NKJV). Whatever Jesus did was based on an inseparable relationship between Himself and the Father. In the work of redemption, Father and Son were equal in loving and giving, sharing and suffering. The Father so loved that He gave, and the Son so loved that He came (see John 3:16). There is a two-way communication system between Christ and His Father that never broke down for even a second.

In His relationship with the Father, Jesus never assumed or asserted self-will in the slightest degree. This is confirmed by the prayer Jesus prayed in Gethsemane, "Not my will, but thine, be done" (Luke 22:42). At all times there existed perfect unity, amity, and harmony between the Father and the Son, His Companion. During His ministry on earth, Christ could say without any hesitation, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 14:9). His compassion reflected the Father's mercy and grace (see John 5:19, 20), and His mighty works displayed God's greatness. In His intercessory prayer Christ prayed, "All mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them" (John 17:10, NKJV). This oneness can also be ours as members of God's family. "Brethren are to be one in heart and soul, even as Christ and the Father are one. Teach this, practice this, that we may be one with Christ in God, all working to build up one another."--Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, p. 6.

My Prayer Today: Lord, may I experience the companionship of Your beloved Son today. Amen.