Weighing In On The Wonder of Friendships

Margaret —  April 23, 2012 — 2 Comments

Weighing In On The Wonder of Friendships

Friendship is one of the most incredible gifts God gives us.

I'm reminded of that whenever I get to spend an afternoon hiking with a dear friend, sitting on the couch chatting for hours, or hanging out and laughing until tears run down my cheeks.

Good friends expose us to new ideas and experiences.

Good friends love us as we are and love us enough not to leave us there.

Good friends make life sweeter, richer, and more delightful.

This week I'm working on the lesson in the (tentative title) Wonderstruck: Recapturing the Joy, Awe, & Marvel That Comes With Being a Child of God Bible study on the wonder of friendships. I'd love for you to weigh in on the following questions (you can pick and choose, mix n' match):

What do you love most about your closest friends? When was the last time you told them what you love about them?

What one Bible passage has shaped the way you understand friendships the most?

What have you learned the hard way about becoming a better friend to others?

Can't wait to hear your stories, ideas, and thoughts!

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2 responses to Weighing In On The Wonder of Friendships

  1. A good friendship is one that isn’t high maintenance. I’ve gone months without seeing some of my dearest friends, yet, when we get together it’s like nothing has changed between us, and we just have lots to talk about.
    Another gift of friendship is developing a secret communication between one another that ins’t verbal. A look on their face, a shoulder shrug, a nervous finger tap, a quick glance across the room – all these things turn into codes for something much bigger. Communication becomes clearer and quicker. It’s the feeling of being totally in sync.
    What I love most about my friends is that they “get” me. Meaning, they are supportive and understanding. Even if I’ve managed to let a conversation run dry or an out of fashion joke slip at the party, they are there to smooth the transition back into the good graces of others. They always have your back and know what you meant by that joke, even if it came out backwards. They’re there to bail you out and never fail to save you a seat in the break room. What I love most about my friends is their reliability and ability to give me confidence in any situation.

  2. Piper, I also treasure my friends’ ability to give me confidence. May we never take a good friendship for granted!

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