Friendship: A Risky Business

Every day I am blessed to receive an email from the GiG (Girlfriends in God) and today’s was just the dose of joy that I needed…Check it out below…

PS – I truly have been blessed with some of the MOST amazing friends…thanks for always being there! 😉 ~Melissa

August 28, 2007 – Friendship: A Risky Business – by: Mary Southerland

Today’s Truth
John 15:13Greater love has no one than this; that one lay down his life for his friends.

Friend to Friend
Friendship is the launching pad for every love in life and the foundation of all right relationships. We all need friends and we all need to learn how to be a friend. A few random thoughts on friendship:

· When you’re in a jam, good friends will bring you bread with peanut butter on it.
· A friend is one who knows all about you and loves you anyway!
· A friend is: a push when you’ve stopped
a word when you’re lonely
a guide when you’re searching
a smile when you’re sad
a song when you’re glad.
· A friend will joyfully sing with you when you are on the mountaintop, and silently walk beside you through the valley.

Every friendship has a price tag dangling from it. Every friendship involves a cost, a risk. 1 Peter 4:8 encourages us to take the risk, to pay the price, to love them anyway, because “love covers a multitude of sins.” In this verse, “cover” literally means to “hide or overlook” the faults of others. We know that the faults are there, but we choose to love that person anyway…which is exactly the response we want from a friend. We were created to bear each other’s burdens, to need each other.

Don’t spend another day longing for friendship. Take the first step…take a risk. Be a friend!

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