May 24, 2012
Friendship is not a new subject or a topic that is unfamiliar to us. But sometimes we need a new revelation of the familiar and known truths in our life so that we can appreciate them in a fresh new way.
Last Saturday I got a fresh revelation of how wonderful friendship is. My wife and I needed to move her Mom to a new room in the facility she lives in, and so Annette asked me to ask some guys to give us a hand. I immediately thought of my friends. Yes, friendship will get you an invitation every now and again to help someone move, or give a ride to the airport, or check on their animals, or pick up their mail, etc. These are the hazards of friendship. But I digress.
In the midst of the move, as we were carrying some items down a hallway, I was teasing my friend Bob about something and my friend Barry said, "Man Bob, he is hard on you." And I said, "Are you kidding me? Bob is one of my best friends." Then it hit me immediately, I could hear God whisper to me, "Yes, these two are your good friends and be thankful.” At that moment I felt God download in my heart the privilege it is to have so many good friends, the importance of friendships, the value of friendship, the qualities of friendship, and so much more.
I am grateful for my friends. So to all of you who I am privileged enough to call friend, thank You!