The cross, and emblem of Christianity, holds special meaning for every friend of Christ. Whenever we see a cross, it speaks to us of how Christ’s tenacious determination to do His Father’s will by dying for us at Calvary. What a privilege to know Him and be included in His words to His disciples: “I no longer call you servants,…instead, I call you friends” (v15). I can picture of friend of Jesus seeing the cross and saying, “I know the story behind that emblem. Jesus is my friend.“ Because of the cross of Christ, we can become friends of Christ.