I have known, and lost several “best friends” over my lifetime. Each time the fracture of the friendship was devastating. I mean…this bond was supposed to last a lifetime…wasn’t it? Here’s the thing though—we’re human and we’re flawed. Even the life long friendships have likely endured times of struggle: possibly betrayal, lies and hurtful words. Being a best friend takes work; keeping a best friend takes commitment and a wagon-load of forgiveness. Sadly, there are times when all the forgiveness in the world, all the commitment, and hard work simply isn’t enough. The friendship needs to end. That's a hard choice to make.
I was listening to a Christian song this morning, by Phillips, Craig and Dean, called: “Friend of God.” The words caught my attention, and ultimately led to this article. “Who am I that You are mindful of me? That You hear me when I call. Is it true that You are thinking of me? How you Love me, It's Amazing. I am a friend of God, I am a friend of God, I am a friend of God, He calls me friend”
God would answer, “I call them friend.” That is Amazing!
To all of you who have been blessed to have a best friend who has had your back nearly your entire life: that is incredible, something to be treasured. For those who have seen best friends come and go, don’t lose hope because we have the ultimate BFF and He will call us friend for all of eternity. Good days and bad—He will never leave us.
Please take a minute and enjoy this music Video: "Friend of God" by Phillips, Craig, and Dean