A Friend

A Friend

My sister and very first friend…

Trustworthy and kind,

honest from the start;

willing to listen,

with all of her heart.

One who will stand up,

when things are not right;

she’ll know when to fold,

and when she’s to fight.

One who truly sees,

beyond my brave face;

extends hands and heart,

creating safe space.

Able to share laughs,

and stay close through tears;

willing to speak truth,

despite her own fears.

She loves at all times,

even when it’s hard;

’tis a blessed choice,

in highest regard.

For such friends to us,

make Christ seem so near;

may we too go forth,

ambassadors here.

“A friend loves at all times…” – (Proverbs 17:17a)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of friends that You have given to us. I am continually in awe of how much of You I see in those around me through their kindness and love. Thank You that You love us so much that You give us one another to demonstrate more of Yourself to each other. Forgive us for withholding what we were meant to share, or not honoring another as You would call us to do. Please show us how to see all people through Your eyes, so that we may extend the same love and grace that You give to us, and that we might honor and encourage each other in the purpose You have placed in us. May our love for others lead many to a lasting relationship with You, our Father and Friend. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

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