Thursday, September 15, 2016

Friendships - Bonita Y. McCoy


The other day I was listening to a pod cast on the topic of dormant friendships and reviving them. I had been thinking about this around the same time that an old friend of mine reached out to me inviting me to lunch.

I was thrilled for the opportunity to visit and catch up.

Since then, the idea of friendship has been rolling around in my thoughts. I began to recognize that there are different, yet still important types of friendships.

There are those that are for a season. A friend who plays a particular part in your life for a time, but once that season is over, the friendship fades.

Then there are those that start when you are young and last throughout your entire life. They are the ones that you can go months, even years without seeing and pick up where you left off without missing a beat.

Others are those that come into our lives at the exact moment we need them. The ones we cannot deny were sent by God himself.

Then there is the one friendship that we have with Jesus, the one where we are His friends if we obey His commandment to love others as He has loved us. John 15: 12-14

This friendship goes beyond time. It is a forever friendship. He gave his life for us and then promised to never leave us nor forsake us.

With Jesus, it does not matter what season we are in; he will walk with us through them all.

Our friendships are a blessing and a wonderful example of God's grace towards us. Let's celebrate the friendships in our lives today and maybe reach out and rekindle one that might be dormant.