We all have them.
They come and go through our life, at different times, during different circumstances.
Many times, friends come in for seasons and then the season changes and God may bring in others to love us and be a blessing in our lives.
Then there are those very few friends that come in to our lives, stake their claim in our hearts and are there through thick and thin; whatever life brings.
They are there when we walk through good times and hard times.
They are there help pick us up when we stumble and fall.
An angry word doesn’t deter them.
A mistake, even a big one, doesn’t scare them off.
They know how to look past the flesh and see the true heart.
They have learned to work out even what seems to be the unworkable.
They are as close, if not closer, than family.
It’s not an easy thing to be this type of friend. It’s too hard for some; too much work for others.I have realized that this type of friendship is tough.It’s the kind of real love and friendship that Christ demonstrated; and as I strive to put on the fullness of Christ, it is the kind of real friend that I want to be.
What does a real friend look like to you?