This is just a short note to publicly acknowledge my gratitude to God for giving me such good friends over the years. And He must have blessed me with the ability to choose good friends because Jamie always likes my friends, too. Oftentimes, we like them so much we’ll take big vacations with them to far away places. That’s saying something because no one jumps on a plane with people they just “sort of” like.
“Every good and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17
Once I was told by one of my dear friends that Beth Moore had taught a hard truth… when you seriously walk with the Lord, your intimate spiritual companions will be few. That has been an enduring truth in my life – my spiritual companions have indeed been few, but those companions are forever knitted to my soul. I mean it – forever. I will spend eternity with them in the presence of the living God!
So tonight, I smiled a knowing, restful smile… a smile of gratitude to God for my spiritual companions who have joined me on this pilgrim’s progress. I love you. If you ever read this, you’ll know who you are.