“Reach Out Your Hand”

I'm Thankful For My Friend

“Reach Out Your Hand”

Last summer I was visiting my elderly friends, Mr. & Mrs. Looney. Their children and grandchildren call them, “Ma,” or “Maw”’ and “Pa” and “Paw.” This is a little something I make an effort to do each Saturday: to visit with them both. Both of them have brought to my life a lot of joy. My elderly friend Paw showed me his blades on his lawnmower. From his keen eye, he could tell right off that the blades from the lawnmower needed to be taken off and sharpened for he could tell they were very dull when the grass was being mowed on that particular Saturday morning. He went down to the barn next to the house. When he came back from the barn with those blades from the lawnmower, they were very sharp. The metal from the blades was shining, and I could see they were sharp from just looking. “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24 KJV) Everybody needs to have friends in our lives that we can lean on when the times get rough and tough to bear. Having no friends would be a very lonely life. Sometimes a past experience from friends has scared us from ever being a friend anyone. It has immobilized us to never want friends in our lives. When we don’t have friends, it would be a very sad and lonesome life. I have very close friends, and we don’t see eye to eye on everything. I respect their opinion, and they respect mine. I am a firm believer that the Lord sets people and situations before us to see how we treat our friends. Thank you for being my good friends!

By: Lynne Conley

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