|photograph taken from God Loves Me Baby Bible by Zonderkidz|
Good morning on this beautiful Easter morning! How are you today? Choc-full, or have you only just started?
I have something pressing on my heart today. I have had one of the worst weeks of my life. A friendship died this week. He was someone I admired and trusted who shattered all that in the course of 24 hours. I value my friendships highly and feel like I am in mourning even though no one has died.
In my grief, though, I have been comforted but not just by my other precious friends throughout this 48hr ordeal. I don't wear my christianity on my t-shirt. It is a deeply personal thing but I will share it with others if I feel impressed to. That is why I don't harp on about it here. But Easter, along with Christmas, are times when I can safely talk about it without offense, don't you think?
I just want to tell you that 'A man who has friends must himself be friendly,[a] But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.' Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV)
You can make all the friends in the world, but there is only One friend that won't ever let you down and in turn, will always love you, be kind to you, show mercy toward you and forgive you. I want to be more like Him and I have many different friends who show these qualities too. I am very grateful for my friends.
Today, the christian community are celebrating Christ's victory over death, the consequence of sin. And, he gained this victory for all of us! Hooray! There is no heartache in this earth that can take away His love.
I hope you are experiencing this friendship with Jesus.
Well, thanks for reading this far. I am off now to eat some chocolate, not because it is Easter, but because it is chocolate (unless it's Easter here everyday)!
Blessings to each of you