(photo – Heather Armstrong Photography)
The Lord has blessed me with beautiful friends, each one a treasure in my life. Most are the “up front and personal” kind of friends. Those who I can call on 24/7 and they will be there. They are the ones that will sneak away with me for coffee and chocolate when I am feeling overwhelmed. These are the ones who brought meals after the birth of babies, sent “get well cards” in the mail, helped move and are those whose hugs I cannot go too long without.
And there are other types of friends, those distant friends. Those who, even though all but a few I have actually met in person, are there for me, night and day, as requests for prayer and encouragement are sent through various social media networks. They are the ones who email just to say, “I’ve been thinking of you”, or leave an encouraging word or scripture in a comment on a post, to remind me that the Lord is with me. These are treasures that I have uncovered since I began blogging over two years ago. I am grateful that I get to have a peek into their lives.
Each of these amazing women are what I would call true and faithful friends.
Faithful to lift my arms when I am weary.
Faithful to encourage with words that bring life and hope.
Faithful to pray for healing, even when I’ve given up.
Faithful to love me — the good, the bad and the ugly.
“Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.” –Jewish Saying
To my girlfriends. You, who I know IRL (in real life) and you who I dream of one day getting to hug in person. Thank you for your faithfulness towards me. Thank you for loving me through my struggles, and for always speaking life to me through your words of encouragement, hope and healing. You have helped me to become the woman of faith that I am today. You have strengthened me in more ways that I can say. I love you to the moon and back!
I am linking up with Bonnie the Faith Barista for Faith Jam, where we are talking about faith and friendship. Will you join us ? Or leave a comment here sharing a story of faith and friendship in your own life.