Sunday night we joined with other family friends and watched the Super Bowl together. Although I was disappointed in the outcome of the game, okay, I was real disappointed with the outcome of the game. While we were driving home, I kept thinking, how good it is do life together with good friends.
I have some friends who are really serious, sober, reflective and always thinking “deep thoughts.” Then I have some friends who if they have a deep thought, they are not about to let you know, unless you really swear that you will never, never share that they had a deep thought. They laugh, tell jokes, and always light up the room when they walk in. But serious or gregarious their friendship has fed my soul.
Friendship is wonderful gift. Over the years I’ve been blessed with good friends, trusting friends and friends that have stepped into my life when I needed someone that said, “I believe in you and your dream.” There is a quality of life that consists in not how many friends you have but in having good friends.
The Bible says, “Clothe yourselves in love. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:14 (NCV)
I share this passage of scripture with you tonight because our culture and our community in particular seems to have been living in a fog of negative news and discouragement. So lets take a fresh look at friendship, family and our church. This is a challenging time, but there is so much to be grateful for.
I just want to gratefully acknowledge the love of my wife, children, church and friends. God holds we imperfect people together in his perfect love.
Who has been a friend to you? Thank them for being your friend and promise to be a better friend to them than ever before!
Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit.