"A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
We have a friend who has always reminded me of the saying, "A friend in need is a friend indeed." I think it makes his day when we get in trouble and need his help again. He is a true brother born for adversity (Prov. 17:17). If we called for help at midnight, he wouldn't say, "Do you know what time it is?" And if he says he'll be there, you can count on it.
My husband and I were traveling in our RV, when he cut a corner short and ran over a big rock. The next day going down the highway, Mike made his routine "walk around" at a rest stop, and discovered one of our tires was running hot and close to catching on fire.
We called an RV service technician, and he determined we had bent both axles when we ran over the rock, throwing the tires out of alignment. He hammered enough to get us back on the road, and we called the factory to order new axles.
When we called our friend to share our troubles, he said, "Where do you want to meet?" He was willing to travel any distance to lend a hand, and we managed to travel fairly close to his home. He changed out both axles and all four tires, saving us hundreds of dollars in repair bills.
Is there anyone you know who needs a friend? Let them know someone is there for them. It can make all the difference.
In one minute, Charles Stanley sums up the one thing he considers to be the most important element of true friendship.
Lord, we thank you for the blessing of friends who love us, who share our sorrows, who laugh with us in good times and help us when we need it, and who allow us to just be ourselves. Bless our friends with all the blessings You have for us.
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