One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24 NIV)
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
(John 15:13 NIV)
Friend is the Five Minute Friday word for this week. True friends are gifts and sometimes rare in this day and age. [bctt tweet=”Jesus is the perfect example of a true friend. ” username=”GaylWright”]He made the ultimate sacrifice by giving His life for you and me. That kind of love is immeasurable.
Most of us will not be asked to give our lives for our friends, but often we may make sacrifices to help them. We might bring a meal to a family who has been sick. Maybe we offer to babysit to give parents a needed date night.
[bctt tweet=”There are many ways to show friendship.” username=”GaylWright”] One of the most important ways is just to be there for someone else. Sometimes we don’t even have to talk. Just the presence of another person who loves and cares can do wonders to lift the spirits of another.
Showing love and listening are also things that good friends do. A friend is someone we can count on no matter what happens.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.