Jesus had friends. Peter, James, and John were his closest friends. If you look at the gospels, you’ll find that Jesus had a whole lot of friends, and he had different circles of friends.
Who are your friends?
Do you have friends?
Do your friends point you to Jesus?
Do they encourage you when you are down?
Do they love you for who you are.
Do they speak truth to you?
Are they faithful?
Do they support your marriage, your dreams, or your other friendships?
Do they pray for you?
You won’t be close to everyone around you. You won’t share the most intimate details of your life with every friend that you have. You’ll have different circles of friends, and each circle is important and valid. But you do need a few close friends, a few “kindred spirits”, a few “bosom buddies”.
These are the friends you are safe to share your heart with. These are the friends you are safe to share your struggles and dreams with. These are the friendships you need to nurture. These are the friends you call or text or get together with when you need some prayer and encouragement.
These are your ‘iron sharpens iron’ friends, your ‘two are better than one’ friends.
Author: Melissa Holmlund