This may surprise you, but my main floor bathroom is still decorated. Several years ago, I decided to use snowmen as the theme in that bath so that I could leave it up a bit longer than I do Christmas décor. Since we have the chance to receive snowfall throughout the year, I thought these snowy decorations would work well into March.


FriendsOne special snowman figurine came from a friend. There are four snowmen holding hands around a tea light candle. At the time, I was close to three ladies and these snowmen represented us sitting around a fire. Unfortunately, time and reality have created a void around that fire, but each time I pull those figures out, I think of Lori, Ingrid and Marcy and the fun times we had.


This past weekend, the grandkids came for a visit. My grandson, Percy, who will be three-years-old on Saturday made note of these snowmen figures. He said, “They’re friends!” He got it. He found the message of these four inanimate objects we call snowmen. They were friends.


I thank God daily for the friendships He has brought into my life. Penny and Annette. Lori, Ingrid and Marcy. Nancy. These are just a few, but my friendships with them mean so much to me. Each friendship has a different meaning to me, but each are special in their own way.


There are a few friendships throughout Scripture that we can make note of.


Ruth and Naomi were “in-laws” but their relationship grew into friendship (Ruth 1:16-17).


David and Jonathan became friends the moment they met (1 Samuel 18:1-3).


Elijah and Elisha found friendship in the common bond of servanthood (2 Kings 2:2).


Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego formed a deeper bond in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:19-30).


There was a great friendship between Jesus, Lazarus, Mary and Martha. Their relationships were like family (John 11:1-44).


The Apostle Paul was close friends of Aquila and Priscilla (Romans 16:3-4).


Paul also had a deep friendship with Timothy, whom he called “son” (Philippians 2:19-26).


Jesus has a desire to be our friend as well. We read in John 15:14-15 (NIV) these words of Jesus. “You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”


As wonderful as earthly friendships are, my friendship with Jesus must be greater than any earthly friendship. James warned us of what friendship with world means (James 4:4).


I pray that you are able to find good Christian friends to help you along this journey we call life. But I also pray that your friendship with God is deeper than any you find here on earth.


While I call those four snowmen Donna, Marcy, Ingrid and Lori, my grandson had new names for his new friends. There is Fred and George and Fred and George. These little snowmen represent friendship to him. I look forward to the day when he meets his very own friends in real life and when he meets his ultimate friend, Jesus.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



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