My prayer for you for today is that you will know the Lord is God and He also calls you friend, and that you will see where you friendship is needed today. In Jesus Name.
The brothers and sisters in Rome had heard we were coming, and they came to meet us at the Forum on the Appian Way. Others joined us at The Three Taverns. When Paul saw them, he was encouraged and thanked God.
“When Paul saw them, he was encouraged and thanked God.” Have you ever been away from home for a while and when you go back you have this excitement inside. I love the movie “Love Actually” where they show the airport arrivals at the end. How people are so happy to see their loved ones when they arrive. I think that is how Paul felt arriving in Rome after all that he has been through, when he saw the Christians waiting for him on his arrival. I love that last part – “He was encouraged and thanked God”. I think we take friendship for granted, especially when we see our friends every day. The world that we live in also makes friendship cheaper when you look at all the electronic media out there, from twitter to Facebook to cell phones and to a thousand other social networking applications, because of this we lose that personal touch, the ear that listens, the shoulder to cry on and off course the hug. You see friends need friends, people should not be alone. God calls you friend, meaning that He wants that intimate relationship with you where you tell Him all that troubles you. He wants to be the first one you talk to. God will then send people to you to listen or to comfort you. They are in most cases your friends, or people you might know. God might be sending you today to listen, or to share a shoulder or to give a hug. Don’t miss out on the opportunity.
Who finds a friend, finds a treasure.
Have an awesome day friend of Jesus.