Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.1 John: 4:7

God given friends share the love of Christ. They lead us in the right direction and never tire of sharing His faithfulness. They hold us in time of need and always find the way to make time to show us that they care.  

Friends pray for us. And, even though we cannot hear their sweet exchanges with God, He strengthens us. He hears their pleas in our behalf and answers the requests of the heart. He shows us why we are loved and reminds us to treasure true friendships in our lives. 

“Friends are the family we find along the way.” We all need the support of a loving friend; a treasured confidant with a listening ear and a heart of love for Jesus. 

Now, more than ever, we need to know how it feels to love one another…We are all in this world together. Much can be accomplished, if we share our burdens, joys, and humbly allow God to connect us with those who surely make a difference in our lives. 

The Bible has something to say about love. John 15:12 says “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:17 says “This is my command: Love each other.” Jesus is not only requesting us to love. He is commanding that we truly LOVE one another. 

“Make new friends and keep the old. One is silver and the other gold” are words which hold true. Take time today to gratefully thank God for the friends who care about you. They are our treasured gifts.  
Dear God, Thank you for the joy of friendship. Thank you for strength which comes from those who recognize our needs. Teach us how to reach the heart of others, so we will demonstrate the compassionate love of Christ and be a reflection of everything good. Amen
Today, I am thinking about the many friends who helped me prepare for our son’s wedding this weekend. It was a beautiful day, a precious ceremony and a true celebration of God’s love. I am so grateful for the friends He has placed in my life. Thank you, God, thank you.


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