But keep the old.
One is silver and the other gold.
I remember singing this at camp many years ago
Looking around at all the smiling new faces
Excited to be making new friends
I feel that same anticipation today
looking forward to spending time
with some new friends
out on their farm.
Laughter and shared experiences.
The wonders of new life all over the place.
and baby goats
yes, so much more.
Sitting on their front porch breathing in the country air
Talking and getting to know you better time
We sang the old chorus in first grade many years ago
as my students got to know each other better
laying a foundation for friendships that often lasted for years and years and years.
A circles round
It has no end
That’s how long
I’m gonna be your friend.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good friend, is there?
One to laugh with
and maybe cry with
One to encourage and support through the good times and the bad.
Friendship is God’s idea.
I thrill when I read of the close friendship between David and Jonathan. (I Sam 18:1-3)
It is sadly true that although most people long for a close friend
few ever find one.
Our fast paced, often moving society leaves little time and energy for building friendships.
We are becoming an increasingly private society.
‘A friend is someone who comes in when the whole world has gone out.’
Yes, David had a friend who came in when it seemed the whole world had gone out.
He experienced that God given joy of being known and accepted for himself.
Shining moments all around.
Your friendships bless me greatly even though many of you live miles away.
I think of you as I blog.
I pray for you during the sometimes long night hours.
God longs to not only be your best Friend
But He also knows your need for friends.
Look around you
someone is needing a friend today.
Let the Light of His Love lead you to take that next step.
You just might discover a new beautiful friendship
that will brighten your days with love and care.
Make new friends
But keep the old
Have a great day, dear friends.
I’m holding you in my heart.