True Friendship

November 26, 2012

“A friend loves at all times…” – Proverbs 17:17 NIV

What is your definition of true friendship?

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Happy is the house that shelters a friend,” and “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere and before him I may think aloud. The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.”

Walter Winchell defines a friend as “one who walks in when others walk out.”

Someone else has said a friend is “a man who laughs at your funny stories, even when they ain’t so good, and sympathizes with your misfortunes, even when they ain’t so bad.”

Do you have a friend?

Can you recognize true friendship?

Many, I’m sad to say, have to answer no. The good news is this: you can have a best friend forever. That friend is Jesus Christ. I encourage you to get to know Him. You’ll never be disappointed. He’ll always be there with you.