Friday, November 30, 2007

True Friends

Friday, November 30

Sydney Swans

Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.
Proverbs 18:24 (The Message)

Recommended Reading
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

At one time, the Sydney Swans were the laughing stock of the Australian Rules football league because they had the worst record, the worst players, the worst coach, and the worst fans. Needless to say, most of their games were played in front of empty stands. But something strange happened. The team got a new coach and a few new players and began winning. Suddenly, everyone was a Swans fan, and the stands were filled to capacity at nearly every game. On one such occasion, as TV cameras captured the joy and excitement of the crowd, one zoomed in on a man holding up a homemade sign that read, I WAS HERE WHEN NOBODY ELSE WAS!

Scripture tells us that "A friend loves at all times," setting the standard by which we should choose our relationships (Proverbs 17:17a). Fair-weather friends are easy to come by, but those relationships that are built on agape love are a rare find and a treasure to be sure; they will stick with you through thick and thin, not just during a winning season.

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins

1 Timothy 4:1 - 6:21

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Christinewjc said...

How lovely it is that I can call my good friends bad weather friends as well.

It's absolutely pouring rain outside. On top of that, I discovered two leaks from our roof in the kitchen. :-(

However, two faithful, loving friends are willing to take time out from their busy schedules to join me for breakfast to celebrate my ___th birthday today!

Mary Kay Ash once coined the phrase:

"a woman who will tell her age will tell anything."

So....I'm not tellin! Some of you already know though...


Send me some birthday love?

heh heh

Anna said...

Hi Christine -

I don't know who wrote this Christian version of Happy Birthday, but here goes:

A happy birthday to you
A happy birthday to you
Every day of the year
May you feel Jesus near.

A happy birthday to you
A happy birthday to you
The best one you've ever had!


Lots of hugs, smiles,

Christinewjc said...

Thank you so much Anna!

It was a fun day...and weekend! Busy, but fun too!

And, thank you to all who sent me email birthday wishes! It makes getting older a nicer experience when people show that they care!