Saturday, August 27, 2011

A friend loves at all times

The picture above is of my new friend, Jill and I in Cambodia. Jill and I have a lot of mutual friends but for some reason we just hadn't been connected. Until Cambodia. Since this trip - God bonded us as spiritual sisters. And how amazing is that! We bonded on a higher level because we served on the mission field together. Now that's a friend for life!

Since we've been home we have hung out every week and talked pretty much every day. She is such a blessing to me.And I'm so grateful that God can bring new friends into our life. I know that we will continue to do life together and I'm excited about our future. Last week she gave me a very special gift.

It's a Pandora charm for my bracelet. The heart has a lot of meanings. It symbolizes how our heart was changed in Cambodia. It also symbolizes how part of our heart was left in Cambodia. And last but not least, it symbolizes the kids in Cambodia. They were always making heart symbols with their hands. Isn't that such a sweet gift. Now when I look at my bracelet I will always remember Cambodia and my special friend.

The Bible says : "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17. It also says "A friend loves at all times" Proverbs 17:7. So today, I'm just grateful for a new friendship. And one that truly pours into me.

What about you? Has God brought anyone new into your life lately? 

Thank you Father for new and old friends. I'm so grateful that you reveal Yourself to us through others. You use providential relationships to grow us. You use these relationships to sharpen us and make us better. Thank you for that. Thank you for all of my friends. You have really blessed me with some amazing woman. And for that I am truly grateful! AMEN!


Julie said...

I love this post! So sweet and love that verse in Proverbs. You are one amazing friend!

Jill said...

Love you so much Rach!!! Thankful for our friendship every day!