Friendship in Christ

Friendship in Christ

“A friend loveth at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity”
Proverbs 17:17

Friendships IN Christ grow deeper and stronger, bound by His cords of love. Friendships of the world, though good and pleasant, cannot touch the recesses of our being. True relationships are woven together by the fabric and substance of Christ. They require little effort, for the vitality is rooted in the eternal springs of His heart. There is a camaraderie, an ease of interaction, and an understanding of things unsaid.  The mutual sharing of joys and sorrow are borne with a sense of honour and privilege.

There is no fear of saying the wrong thing or of “stepping on toes”; these things weary the soul. Spontaneity is the atmosphere of friends and the mark of true brotherhood. It is the result of child-like faith discovering the joy and freedom found only in Christ.

Bonds are strengthened through the storms of life, the fears, the failures and the triumphs of one another. Jealously and envy find no home within the selfless strands of these bonds; when one succeeds it brings great joy to the heart of the other.

Though these friendships may be rare, it makes them all the more valued. They give us glimpses of His Heart for His Body.

“That they ALL may be one;
 as thou,
Father, art in me, and I in thee,
that they also may be one in us”
John 17:21

Brian Troxel

 

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