Tuesday, May 27, 2008
A Friend Loveth at all Times
Tonight I was thinking about how important friends and family are. Without them I think that our life right now would be lonely and scary. I am convinced that all the people God allows to come in our lives are for a purpose. Sometimes we learn from them and then grow. Sometimes they learn from us.
Sometimes the people we love do not love us back. Then there are times suddenly when we find dear people loving us when we didn't even make an effort to be their friend. This has to be the best of all people, the ones that show themselves friendly. Friends like this are very much a part of our lives especially right now. Maybe this is the way the Lord blesses us because we attempted to love those that will never love us.
About 29 years ago I decided to love my soon-to-be mother-in-law and father-in-law. They soon became my friends. Together we laughed and cried. Together we shared memories of days gone by and dreams of tomorrow. Without them, my husband would not be the wonderful man that he is today. Now Dad is gone, but Mom is still very much in our lives. We both love Charlie with all our hearts and so much want God to heal him totally. It is such a blessing to talk to her and share my deepest concerns and yes worries about our future. How good God is to give me such a friend!
The photo on the top of this post is Mom & Dad in the 1980's.
"A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity," Proverbs 17:17