THE SHELTERING TREE OF FRIENDSHIP

<Reflection-Prayer Poetry>

The poet Samuel Coleridge once described friendship as “a sheltering tree.” When you have this quality, the branches of your friendship reach out over the lives of others, giving them shelter, shade, rest, relief, and encouragement…

Friends give comfort. We find strength near them. They bear fruit that provides nourishment and encouragement. When something trouble-some occurs n life, we picked up the phone and call a friend, needing the comfort he or she provides. I think there are few things more lonely than having no friend to call. Friends also care enough about us to hold us accountable…but we never doubt their love and respect.

 

~Charles Swindoll

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Dear Jesus,

You love us so much that you had given us friends,
You gifted us with their presence and their true friendship.
We understand your love by the sincerity of their love,
We experience your forgiveness as they understand our mistakes.
We know your compassion as they readily accepts our failures.
We realize your saving will as they want only the best for us.

Amen

 

~Nodz

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