New Season New Friendships
As I take a walk down memory lane I re-visit the age of five to twelve and remember being involved in a girl scout troop. At the end of every meeting we would gather together holding hands in a circle and sing the song " make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold." Oh how that song still remains true today about 20 plus years later.
Here I am, half way across the country and missing my friends more than ever. I try and remind myself that this is an opportunity to make new friends. Friends who are probably going through many of the obsticals I am, a bit lonely perhaps. Friends who may also need prayer, a good hug, or just some adult company. As my alarm went off this morning and I peeked out my bedroom window to watch the snow cover the ground I began to have second thoughts. Second thoughts about bundling and loading the kids up to head out in the ten degree weather to meet for our first bible study but the Lord gently pushed me to go. Boy am I glad I went, this morning I met with an amazing group of ladies who made me realize our Lord brings new people into our lives for a reason, he wants us to have silver and gold! Our God doesn't want us to go through life alone. He wants us to be connected with present and far away friends, held accountable, and encourage one another in his word. Today I am so grateful for the opportunity to make new friends. It gives me a happy heart and really does lift my spirit. Frienship may take a little work and be a little risky to put myself out there but it is so healthy for my soul. "As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." (Proverbs 27:17)
Here is to a season of new "gold" friendships while staying connected with my old "silver" friendships far away.