The Blessing of a Friend (Retold)Thursday, August 18, 2011
In an e-mail a few days ago, my good friend Tricia mentioned
that it was during my wilderness time, that we became the best of friends. This comment moved me not just because it is
true, but because it brought back to mind how she shared Christ’s love with me
when I was at the bottom of life. She
saw past all the ugliness and despair directly to my heart. She didn’t turn
her back on me when it would have been so easy to do. And so, on this first day at Grace Café, I am posting this “re-write” of The Blessing of a Friend from
a posting of last year. God is so good,
and today, I again want to thank the Lord for blessing me with this beautiful
sister in Christ. My friend, Tricia, has been beside me during the good times
and the bad. She has loved me even when I was unlovable and has never treated
me with anything other than kindness.
She once gave me a bookmark which reads: "the best antiques are old friends." I'd like to add… "The best friends are those who love the Lord!" Tricia loves the Lord with all her heart, mind and soul. I am truly blessed to call her my friend. Thank you Lord, for the blessing of friendship…and thank you for Tricia, your daughter and my sister in Christ.