‘A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity.”
Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. Friends increase our joy, help us reduce stress, affirm our importance in God’s kingdom, and inspire us to be our best.
We have an innate need for friendship. As children of Christ we are called to be in relationship with each other as we seek to be the church that the world needs. We are reminded in 1 Corinthians 12 that as the body of Christ, there are many parts – each one of us has a place in the ministry of all Christians.
Our challenge this week from Pastor Michael was to recognize a true friend in our lives. A few weeks ago, I mentioned my friend Christopher who has been a friend for many years. As I consider the number friends that I have, I see qualities in one friend that may not be present in another friend. Having many people in our lives who can support us and spur us in our quest to be good people, follower of Jesus.
Who would you recognize as a true friend? Have you shared with them how important they are to you?