|Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NLT)|
Two are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.
If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone
who falls alone is in real trouble.
Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm.
But how can one stay warm alone?
A person standing alone can be attacked or defeated, but two can stand
back to back and conquer.
Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
|While working in my yard one day I noticed how tight and|
strong the twisted main stem of my wisteria had become.
Those verses in Ecclesiastes came to mind.
True friends strengthen and help each other.
This past week I needed a listening ear, a caring heart and
someone I could count on to pray for me.
I had a friend I was able to call.
We've shared our hearts together many times,
and prayed for each other often.
We both know from past experience that God is our helper and friend.
I hope that you have friends you can reach out to,
and that you also are that friend who reaches out to others.
Jesus also wants to be your friend.
He designed the gift of friendship not only for our enjoyment,
but He knew we would need one another for support.
Bless someone this week through your friendship.
Strengthen your friendships like a twisted cord that can not be easily broken,
by inviting Jesus to be a part of them.
Anneliese and Lovella are attending church in Harrisonburg VA today.
They will be sharing in a morning Sunday School class
about the journey God has taken us 10 women on together.
Pray for them as they continue on the book tour this week.