Today is the eighteenth of the month. So this morning I was reading in the eighteenth chapter of Proverbs which finishes thus:
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
My friend is celebrating his 30th anniversary of marriage today. Words are hard now, but he managed a “Yaaayyy!” and a smile about his anniversary, and we read this verse.
It is good to be a friend and to have friends. It is even more wonderful when God gives a friend and wife who sticks (especially since we men can be a pain sometimes :)).
Most wonderful? A Friend who sticks forever and never lets us down in any way.
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.