One of my favorite days of the year!
Why? It's such a terrific time to show appreciation toward friends and to recall the importance of friendship.
I truly hope you didn't think, after my last post, that I no longer value friendship! No, friends still mean so much to me, but I no longer place extreme pressure upon them to keep me 'fixed' and happy. (And boy, are they relieved about that!)
From these verses, below, it's simple to see God places friends in our lives for special, specific purposes. After reading them this morning, I felt grateful (more than usual) for the friends God's given me.
So here you go... May these words and the lessons they teach bring you smiles and thankfulness for your own friends as you celebrate this wonderful Valentine's Day!
"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." ... Proverbs 27:17
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" ... Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." ... John 15:12-15
"He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harms." ... Proverbs 13:20
"One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray." ... Proverbs 12:26
***Happy Valentine's Day to each of you, my friends, who have encouraged me so very often!
Aww... I enjoyed this story about a super-delayed post card!