Friendship is so beautiful.
I’m sitting at my best friend’s house out of town: power, AC, showers, running water, doing laundry, internet access, paying my bills online, filling out FEMA assistance, grilled burgers, and my daughter is being spoiled. I’m the most relaxed I’ve been in about a week.
A day to shift the load onto someone else, who is able and willing to take it. Not only willing but calling for it, asking for it, just wanting to do whatever they can to help.
Friendship is opening your door to feed your friends because you’ve got the grill and the ability to do so. Showing up with batteries and getting a cup of coffee off said grill.
It’s walking the neighborhood and cleaning up everyone’s yards, not just your own. Taking laundry out of town with you so you can bring back clean clothes. Being willing to get out of your truck on your way to wherever you need to go, to help someone out who needs it.
Praying for each other. Crying with each other. Leaning on each other.
Texting friends out of state to look up information because no one in your county can get access to search anything up and said friends immediately search and get back to you, because it’s at least something they can do and they want to do something, anything, to lighten the load.
Giving up your 5 gallon of gas because your friend sat in a gas line for two hours and just before they got in, the station ran out of gas.
Friendship is this and so much more and is currently everywhere I look. I see small and large acts of kindness all around. In each neighborhood, across the county, on the news. I’m so thankful.
A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. Proverbs 27: 9
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 It’s better to have a partner than go it alone.
Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps.
A friend loves at all times Proverbs 17:17
And a final word… keep doing it. Keep being a good friend. As we move from the initial shock to the long haul mindset, keep being a friend in all the ways you can.
So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
This is how the Kingdom of God is supposed to function!