Saturday, January 3, 2009

THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY...a true friend to the end

There is nothing quite like the feeling of knowing that you have a close friend who will always be by your side. Someone with whom you can share the intimate details of your life and know that he or she will listen and understand. Someone whom you can depend upon to give you good advice and support you in the love and grace of God. Some whom Proverbs 18:34 says is "a friend that will stick closer than a brother."

In the Bible, David and Jonathan were two of the more unlikely individuals to share this type of friendship. David was a shepherd boy who had been anointed by God to assume the throne of Israel. Jonathan was the son of the king and in the line of succession. Yet the two put aside any feelings of jealousy between them and formed a bond that would last their entire lives.

Even when things got bad between David and King Saul, Jonathan remained David's friend. Though this friendship created tension in Jonathan's own relationship with his father, he trusted in the will of the Lord and had the courage to remain loyal. Though Jonathan knew that he and David would have to part ways, he committed to forever being David's friend.

DO YOU HAVE A FRIEND LIKE THIS?

~One who has remained loyal?
~One who even in times of difficulty has stuck by your side?

I have two special friends that have stuck with me thru thick and thin and who have proven to be loyal and committed to me over the years.

One of these friends ... I married!

The other friend... paid a debt I could not repay!

On this THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY, I wanted to share with you this video...






"I am a friend of GOD"

PROVERBS 27:9 "The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense."

  • I hope you have experienced the awesome friendship of Jesus.
  • He is the ultimate friend to have.
  • He will be loyal to you until the end of time.



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9 comments:

Beth in NC said...

I love your post Laurie. Very sweet! And I love this song! We sing it at our church a lot.

Have a happy Saturday!

Love,
Beth

Mocha with Linda said...

Great song by PC&D! Thanks for sharing. What an amazing thing that we can be a friend of God.

Darlene said...

Great post! I love this song....so glad that I have a friend in God!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Darlene

Debra said...

Laurie,

I love this song!! Thank you for posting it. And what a great friendship it looks like you and hubby have! What a blessing that is indeed!

Hugs to you!

Debbie said...

It's amazing that I am a friend of God's. Love that video and song too.

Cristine said...

Loved the post! Whew - what a great ending! I love this song too. God bless you,
Cristine

Mae said...

Amen, God is a true friend to the end. We can always count on him.
Blessings to you.

ktwalden said...

Wonderful post and a beautiful song! As the old hymn says..."What a Friend We Have in Jesus"

Susan said...

Hey Laurie,

Happy New Year!! Wow, what a great post and song.

Praying God's best for your new year ahead.

It's been so nice getting to know you.

Blessings♥