I don’t know a whole lot about friendship. But I do know that I have the coolest friends ever.
The other night, I sent out a prayer request to my friends, asking them to pray for my aunt. 5 minutes later, one of them sends out an email saying, “Prayer meeting in my room at 10:00.” So, an hour later, 10 of the most incredible women in the world came together to pray for my aunt. I was pretty emotionally drained, and told them that I didn’t really know what to pray for. One of them said, “That’s why we’re here.”
Yeah. That’s what friendship is. Supporting others when they can’t support themselves. Praying for them when they are too weak to do it for themselves. Friendship is about being weak, honest, and vulnerable. It says in Ecclesiastes, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”
Can I just say, I have really awesome people helping me up.
“That’s what friendship looks like to me. Friendship is acting out God’s love for people in tangible ways. We were made to represent the love of God in each other’s lives, so that each person we walk through life with has a more profound sense of God’s love for them. Friendship is an opportunity to act on God’s behalf in the lives of the people that we’re close to, reminding each other who God is. When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life. We get to remind one another about the bigger, more beautiful picture that we can’t always see from where we are.”