If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
I read these words from Ecclesiastes today and I realized how true they are. I’ve always placed a high value on my friends but hearing it straight from God’s word was just what I needed to hear.
I am constantly guilty of not having enough time for my friends. Just last night I sent an email… “Sorry, can’t make it this week. Too much to do.” I think I said the same thing last week. Boy, that’s lame.
About 6 months ago I went through a mini crisis. I sent out an email to my Wednesday night friends (you know who you are) and asked them to pray. I didn’t send out any details, I wasn’t ready to talk about it yet. And they didn’t ask. I just felt their prayers all day. What an exceptional experience that was, to be able to just reach out, and minutes later know that they are there for you. No questions asked.
Now I have to ask myself. Am I going to let that slip away or am I going to work at cultivating it and making it better and better? If I don’t, maybe the next time I fall down there will be no one there to pick me up.