As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Our scripture this morning is explaining that a true friend helps you to become all you can be. They will stand behind you and support you. I heard a story about a woman and her husband, the mayor of a large city, who were walking along the street one day when a construction worker on a nearby scaffolding leaned over and shouted, "Hello, Peggy." She turned to look and recognized him as being an old boyfriend from high school. She returned his greeting and they had a brief conversation before she and her husband continued their walk. The mayor chuckled and said to his wife, "See there,if you had married that fellow, you’d be the wife of a construction worker." She looked at him and said, "no, dear, if I’d married him, he would be the mayor of this city."
Behind everyone who achieves anything of worth is a friend of great worth!
A true friend lifts you up to higher levels of achievement. They are the kind of folks that I’ve heard called "Parsley People," because like parsley on a plate, their desire is always to make you look good. They are people who are committed to your success. So when you ask God for a gift, be thankful if He sends not diamonds, pearls or riches, but the love of real true friends! We should extend our friendliness to a friend. For, "He who would have friends must show himself friendly." A happy family, encouraging friends, and good neighbors are great blessings from the Lord! Let's be sure we do our part to make these blessings a reality in our lives and the lives of others.
Dear God, Show us the persons you want us to be. Open our hearts to your peace and love that your light may shine in us. Amen.
Honored to be your friend,