Friday, September 30, 2011

On Friends

Five Minute Friday...






over the past year, Scott and I have been loved by our friends in a way that we have never experienced before.  We have seen the idea of a friend laying down their life happening, in the flesh.  We have gained a new understanding of what it looks like for the church to actively be the body of Christ.  You know this; I have typed it out again and again over the past year.  How thankful we are for friends.

When I pray for Ada and for John, I ask God to give them friends who will love them that way.  Friends who will point them towards Christ and speak truth in a loving way.  Truth that is sometimes hard to hear.  And I pray that they will be a friend.  That Scott and I will be a friend, in the biblical sense I mean.  That we, as a family, will be that to other families.  That Ada and John will learn what friendship looks like in a practical way.  That Ada will see it is more than who sits by her at children's church on Sunday morning, and that it goes way beyond who our personality naturally meshes with.  I want them to see that friendship is active, and it's a choice.

I want them to choose to be a friend.
Ada, with Abby and Hannah--two of her friends--on our first official field trip, to a train museum.  The trip was yesterday and probably deserves a post all its own.

3 comments:

Alyssa Joy said...

I love this...I'm popping over from the Gypsy Mama and I was just thinking yesterday about how cool it is that children are so innocent and open tot he worldand how thankful I am for the kids in my life :) I'd love to hear about the museum

Alyssa Joy said...

I love this...I'm popping over from the Gypsy Mama and I was just thinking yesterday about how cool it is that children are so innocent and open tot he worldand how thankful I am for the kids in my life :) I'd love to hear about the museum

Jessica Hanson said...

I love this, I pray the same things for my boys! Stopping By from 5-minute Friday