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.