A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17
Tonight we met with our church small group – probably for the final time this year. We reflected on what the book of Proverbs has to say about friendship. According to Proverbs, great friendship is characterised by loyal, constant, unconditional love that mutually encourages both people.
It was a joy to share and reflect on these things with friends – with people we have grown closer to as we have shared life and learned together over the past year.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
In dying for us we see that Jesus is the ultimate friend. He loved us before we even knew him.
God has blessed me with many wonderful friends. I’m thankful for each one and feeling challenged to be more intentional in my friendships. I pray that I might love my friends at all times, in a way that is deeply, truly encouraging.
Here’s a little photo snapshot of some dear friends…
(and if you’re not here I still love you…it’s almost midnight – my advent blog deadline!)