Friendship, How Sweet It Is…

Friendship, How Sweet It Is…

I had the pleasure of hanging out with one of my friends from high school. I couldn’t believe how much we had in common twenty years later. Where did the time go, and what have I been doing with it? That is another post, but for this one I want to talk about friendships. As my friend and I had brunch together it was so good to connect with someone who knew me when I was trying to discover myself. We both laughed as we compared stories of what has transpired in the years absent from each others lives. Honestly, I think we are more compatible as friends now, than we were in high school. It was a joy getting to know her all over again, and I secretly smiled as I heard her describe the things she gave up, because she wanted to do it God’s way rather than her own way.

We laughed, talked, joked around as she devoured her soup and I inhaled my spinach omelet. We topped off our meal with an assorted dessert tray of delectable delights. It is needless to say there was nothing left, for it was yummy for our tummies! As we parted and promised to stay in touch, I was reminded of the bond between Jonathan and David in the Bible. Unfortunately, in the current times we live in friendships seem to have taken on a whole new meaning–in a bad way. There seems to not be any loyalty, devotion or a vow to not cross boundaries these days, but when you find a friendship like David and Jonathan you really want to treat it right and hold onto it.

Scripture says this, “Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt. And David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him.” (1 Samuel 18:1-5)

I love this, because a real friend loves you just like they love themselves. A real friend feels compelled  to give you whatever they have, even if its the shirt on their back, just to see you succeed. A real friend utters the words, what is mine is yours, and is committed to loving you no matter what. A real friend rejoices over your success and prays over you when you cannot.  We are truly blessed when we can have at least one true confidante, one  real relationship, or bond with a person.  We are doubly blessed, when upon having that friendship,  we can get as close as David and Jonathan were in their friendship. I pray for us all to have a Jonathan in our lives. In Jesus Name…Amen.

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D. C. Lassiter About D. C. Lassiter

D. C. Lassiter is host of the Dovetales radio show and author of Beyond the Face of the Movies, a non-fiction, Christian Living book. You can find D.C. Lassiter on her online blog and on Facebook page.

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  1. Tina Dorward says:

    What a blessing to have such a special friend!

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