Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Perfect Friend

Imagine for a moment that you have a close friend. She was always there for you, and listened to you no matter what. She always stuck up for you, never criticized you, never lied to you, never talked behind your back. She loved being with you, and would spend hours with you if you just let her.

Only, you didn't spend much time with her. You loved her, but you were so busy with other things, that days would often go by without seeing her or even talking to her. You knew that she loved you unconditionally, and would be there when you needed her, so you'd only go to her when it was convenient.

Sound crazy? I think most of us would jump at the opportunity to be with such a friend every opportunity we got!

The thing is, we do have such a Friend. His name is Jesus. He's promised to never leave us or forsake us. He loves us unconditionally, and nothing we do can change that. He's always there to listen when we need to talk, and He loves to hear from us. He knows our future, and has planned out exactly what He knows we need to go through. He will always be with us; we're safe in His arms. He offers comfort and encouragement when we feel we can't go on.

So, how much time do you spend with Him? It's something to think about...

7 comments:

thepatriot said...

So true Anna! Though at first I thought you were going to say Miriam... :)

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Jesus is the perfect friend!

Anna Naomi said...

Miriam is such a wonderful friend, whom I love and try to spend every opportunity possible with. However, none can compare with Him...

Miriam Rebekah said...

Thanks, Anna. :)

It's amazing how much God loves us and how mercy he has on us.

Happymama said...

Hello girls, my name is Kristi from Thimble Thoughts. I love this post. I have been saved since I was fourteen and my very best friend has been Jesus Christ ever since. No great friend than He!

I noticed your blog and how you refer to yourselves as maidens and that made me think of Ally, another young blogger. I thought maybe you girls would like to pop in and tell her hello if you don't already know her. She is a WONDERFUL Christian young girl whose father is serving in the marines and just left for Iraq last week. I'm sure an encouraging word from like minded girls would be appreciated if you get chance.

Anyway, great blog, great post, and I hope to see you at Thimble Thoughts on occassion! :)

~Kristi

Happymama said...

LOL, silly me forgot to leave a link to Ally's post. LOL

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/hskubesgal

~Kristi

Anna Naomi said...

Welcome to our blog, Happy Mama! I actually have been to Ally's blog before, but lost her link. Thanks for alerting me to her blog again! I'm over to visit!