Thanksgiving is gone, and many of us are getting ready for the Christmas season. I was preparing my gift list, and a few words from a Christmas song come to mind. The words, “gifts for family and friends,” made me think.
“Friends.” There are many types; some are close by and others far away. I’m grateful for my friends and my cyber companions whom I speak to through email and FB.
A friend is a valued commodity. What makes a true friend? Ask several people and you’ll get many answers. A few may respond “someone who is there for you in the bad times.” Others will say, “A person who accepts you for who you are.”
As we approach the coming month, let us all cherish our friendships. Imagine what life would be like if we didn’t have like-minded people to share our in our dreams and concerns. It’s comforting for me to have one of my online friends offer to join me in prayer about something, or to listen as I share a moment in my life. Likewise, I enjoy communications with my internet pals. Sometimes an email, or post will make me smile and remind me of the special relationships we forge each day.
The thought of the many friends who touch our lives brings me to mention one friend we all need. A scripture in John tells us Jesus considers each one who accepts him as a friend.
John 15: 14-15 KJV_ “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”
“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Yes, I ‘m grateful to all my friends, but I’m especially thankful to be able to call Jesus my friend and savoir.
As the month nears close to Christmas, I hope everyone has a great holiday and remembers the most important aspect of Christmas, our savior's birth.
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