Dying For a Friend
We are grateful for friends who are always there for us.
We love it when they are there to rescue in times of desperation.
We can call them friends for indeed they are our friends in need.
But when things are tough for us and we are denied of their help we cease to call them friends.
Not understanding why they couldn’t help we would feel being betrayed by the circumstances and left behind helpless by friends.
We assume friends are a gift from God without even thinking it could also be the other way.
We all need friends and our friends need us too.
God made us to be responsible and our friends are our responsibility.
When I say friend I don’t just mean a high school friend or a friend in the neighborhood.
My family is my friend and it is my duty to care for them.
God has given us friends, difficult friends and well loved friends, and God is holding us accountable for them.
My heart breaks for my family.
I pray for their salvation.
More than their salvation God has given me a human responsibility to help them in their physical needs.
I am to care when one of my friends is hungry.
I am to aid when any of them is sick.
I am to comfort when they are afflicted.
As much as I pray that I will be a blessing to my friends I am praying that God will cause my heart to break more for my friends.
I pray that there is no minute in my life that I don’t feel compassion for them.
I pray that I can serve them before I serve myself.
I pray that all of my dreams and pursuits are for them and not for myself.
I pray God will give me the privilege of dying for a friend.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
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