Monday, July 28, 2014

On Friendship

I've been very blessed with friends. It's not that I have a lot of them, but the ones I have are some of my dearest blessings God has put into my life. One is like a sister to me. We have been through personal ups and downs through many years and continue to cheer each other on.

One wants only what is best for the other. We've laughed together, cried together, know each others darkest secrets and love each other unconditionally. Each friendship is unique and has seen the test of time. We have a fellowship that is lasting. We pray for each other and with each other.

We're there for the good times and the hard times. We're not here to judge but to open our hearts, our homes and our arms to one another. True friends rejoice in your accomplishments. They aren't jealous or resentful, but celebrate with you.

True friends aren't afraid to cry with you over your loss. They don't slander you to others but help pick you up when you fall. They are available for that late night call when you just need to talk. Miles can separate you but not diminish the closeness you share.

Friends are an extended family and sometimes closer than your own siblings. There is true purpose to the friendships God gives us. We learn from one another and grow in spirit through the knows of one another.

A true friend doesn't just take or use you for their own benefit, but repays you with equal kindness. With friends you know you are never truly alone. Their door is open to you as is yours to them. A friend looks forward to your visits, anticipates your annual breakfast.

They are sharing, caring, loving, thoughtful and a precious gift. He who has friends is never poor but rich in God's blessings. Friendship is filled with memories that we can replay in our minds. All life has a purpose. All relationships have a purpose.

Friendships teaches us how to give and to receive. To trust and be trusted. It is rooted in the heart and gives wings to our spirit. Friends bring out the best and accept us for who we are.