A friend loveth at all times...Proverbs 17:27 (This does not mean that we're going to agree with everything that our friend says, or does...or that they will agree with us. Sometimes we have to "agree to disagree"!!!)
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother...Proverbs 18:24 (I love my earthly brother...we don't see each other very often because life just gets in the way...but he knows I love him (I hope). But we have a Friend that sticks closer than a brother...Jesus...WOW!!!)
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends....John 15:13
Would you be willing to lay down your life for your friend? That's a tough question. I would like to think that I would..but...would I??? I know I would for my family...but, for "just" a friend. When Jesus willingly died on the cross...we had never met...but He knew me...He already knew all about me...that makes tears come to my eyes...I've heard it said that if I had been the only one, He would have still gone to the cross...just for me!!! That is the ultimate definition of a friend!!
So...here is what I'm leaving you with...the words to the song "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"!!!!
What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins
and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God
in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he'll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.
your faith surely has been a blessing to me also. you always know what to say even in just at the right time and circumstance or situation. your great a friend.ReplyDelete
Ms. Marenda...you have totally made my day...God has blessed me thru you and the comments you made. I love you..you know where I am if you need me!!!ReplyDelete
can we find a friend so faithful??ReplyDelete
no, we really can't. He's the most faithful of all.