Friends share a common bond. They love each other, show support and make memories that include good and bad times. Some friendships are a source of joy and security. Others may even blossom into love and marriage. Friendships are an important part of our lives.
It's All About The Love
Love makes us feel happy and strong. It can even have healing properties for people who are suffering mentally, physically or emotionally. Friends are committed to each other and make the effort to care about what matters to each other. Jesus loves us and is always a friend we can depend on. We are also supposed to reach out to others with love and compassion. Consider His encouragement to love one another.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34
The Meaning of Being Friends
Our spirits soar when we see our friends. According to Psychology Today, friends share a special bond. True friendship is typically based on common interests, shared history, equality and common values. Having the same values matters because it enforces your Christian commitments. Real friends are a good influence, never ask you to put the friendship ahead of your principles and are dedicated to your happiness.
Showing the Love
When we are kids, it is easy to see our friends every day. As we get older, people move away and become immersed in adult responsibilities. We can still show our love from afar. Make a phone call, send an email and stay connected on social media. Business associates often stay in touch by mail. People who work together for years often share a unique type of friendship. From your high school best friend to the person you shared a cubicle with at work, each person matters in your life. Stay in touch and keep the good feelings going strong.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
We Need Friends
Sometimes people betray our trust or shun us for no apparent reason. Other times friends grow apart because of certain life circumstances. Making new friends as you get older becomes more challenging. Volunteer at your church, attend community gatherings and pursue your interests through social venues such as clubs. These are ways to meet people who have some of the same interests who could become good friends.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Ecclesiastes 4:9-11