A Friend Loves at All Times!

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Friends….

…are a blessing in our lives…

bringing us…

sunshine…

and encouragement…

love, support and prayers….

help…

and strength…

..and sometimes, even the truths that we need to hear at just the right time….

If you have friends like that, please thank GOD for them!!

~~~

Proverbs 17:17 says,

“A friend loveth at all times.” 

I know that I have been richly blessed by dear friends–you know who you are!

And I’m so, so grateful!

~~~

The greatest and most significant Friend we can ever have is the LORD Jesus, Who knocks at the heart’s door–waiting to commune with us!

These poignant words of His are found in John 15:12-14:

” This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends . 

You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.”

He’s laid down His life—for His friends!

His friends—are those who obey His commands!

Therefore, He’s laid down His life for those who obey Him!

This passage gives us a reason to pause and reflect…are we truly friends of Jesus?  He wants to extend His friendship to us as well!

What a beautiful thing!

Hugs!

Lisa

9 thoughts on “A Friend Loves at All Times!

      • Thanks for your gracious benevolence, Lisa!

        As yet I cannot click the follow icon–I might forget my time enjoying your artworks! But I’m happy and thankful you dropped by my About page and left a “door” opening to your inspiring blog!

  1. Lisa, thank you for the beautiful artwork and thoughts. We are praying fervently for John and for you. You are both very special friends. Love and hugs to both of you. Magdalene

  2. Yes, I do know whoI am!!! And how wonderfully Thankful I am for this TREASURE. We’ve read John’s letter, and how many times after we’ve talked to you, or you’ve been here, etc., we’ve shook our heads in disbelief, that you and John would loved us so, and called us your dear friends, Alabama parents, and God’s fellow adopted children. You are constantly in our prayers.

    • God blesses us so richly with dear ones!! And your love and friendship mean more than we can ever express to you!!

      We are humbled—and we thank you for that love and all your prayers!!!

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