We are just burning the candle at both ends. Having just spent days preparing and having the wedding we have jumped into preparations for graduation and quinceaneras. But we are nearly there and so the relief is right around the corner.
Visitors continue to arrive to see their sponsored child graduate. I am working on my lesson for the graduation because we will have many family members of children here and they are not saved. It is always an opportunity to present an object lesson that they will remember.
We received 5 new children today ages 1 through 12.
If you ask me what a friend is I would say it is the undefinable comfort we receive from a person without having to think about your words or actions. They accept you like you are. Jesus felt that comfort when He told the disciples “I know longer call you servants but I call you friends”.
Do you have friends whom you never hear from until they need your help? or do you have fiends only because you have the same interest or follow the same football team? What about having a friend whom you respect and respects you? They are not your friend because you can help them nor are they your friend because you both have mutual interests. They truly LIKE you and you truly LIKE them.
The people I remember the most with fondness are those who cried when I cried and rejoiced when I rejoiced. I also have such a deep fondness for those with whom I could disagree and they did not walk off in anger and cut me out of their lives. I love the word “unconditional” which I believe is the glue of any relationship.
Mostly I have been close to those whom I could trust with everything I possess. They are never going to stab me in the back with gossip, misinformation or downright meanness. They will take the bullet meant for me. If people hurt me they hurt them also. That is true friendship.
Martin Luther King in the midst of his battle for racial equality when many negroes sat n the sideline and watched others struggle said “In the end we will not remember the words of our enemies but we will remember the SILENCE of our friends”.