In the Bible it says: Proverbs 17:17
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity
It use to be that men, would say that they were going to go to a Church to find a “good” woman to marry. The key to that statement is the Bible verse above. Churches used to teach about true, pure, and real love among people. The concept of “Loving someone” was extremely important in life.
Over the years however, as things have changed, so has the mentality of people. It is at a point where you really never know when a real, true, loving friend will enter your life. Will they understand how to love you with all your faults, will they be willing to sit and talk. Or even harder, sit and listen while you pour out your heart, and share your pain.
I have been told time after time, that I hold the qualities of such a friend to some. Well that’s real nice. And it helps to honor my parents. But I’ve asked myself will I find such friends to fill the void in my heart.
A few months ago, I stopped going to Church, because I was so devastated by the actions, of a person that had given signs of being a truly great friend. Then at a moment when a conversation would have clarified a question. It was a cold stiff blade that pieced my heart.
None the less, life had gone on, and my search some what diminished I continued to go on. I have found friends in the places where you would least of all expect to find, long lasting, life changing friendships. Now understand, that with my personality, I talk to everyone I meet.
Over the past few months certain people have surprised me. They have shown the kind of friendship that the Bible speaks of, and claim that they may not be the biggest Bible folks in the world.
You see folks, no matter who you are, or claim to be, God has placed in all our hearts the ability to “love a Friend”. Because one day, you will need one, or be one.
So as this year gets started, it is great for me to meet yet one more such person. she made me smile, she made me laugh. And she kept me awake the first night we spoke. That’s right we spoke, not a texting session, but actual voices being exchanged.
So let me say thank you to: Courtney Jane, Hope Hobgood, Curtis Tinsley, Jessica Piercy. My newest friends in Lexington. Well if you go by them, I’m family.
And most of all to Emily Diaz, who has reminded me what laughing, hysterically with a friend means.
So,are you that type of friend to someone, or do you have one of those in your daily life. I am really truly grateful for mine.