How much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! (Romans 5:10). All heaven claps when just one person repents (Luke 15:10), “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). As a result of this sacrificial act of friendship toward us, we can now be friends with Him. “I no longer call you servants . . . . Instead, I have called you friends” (15:15). Once God’s enemies, we are now God’s friends. It’s an overwhelming thought. And one worth clapping about. Through repentance we can return to God and be friends again.