Best Friend

Who’s your best friend? In high school, there was a gang of us that hung around together. About five of us, including my sister, went everywhere together. Sandy got her car first, and I got mine soon after, and we transported all our friends to ball games and “draggin’ Main.”

I remember the first time I ever met Sandy. I was in the sixth grade and she transferred to Vinita, Ok. School from Big Cabin school. I was friendly to this new girl in school and after that Sandy and I spent a lot of hours together. She lived in Ft Worth for many years and I didn’t see her very often but our roots go way back to the sixth grade in 1961. She recently moved back to this area and we saw each other for the first time in several years.

I have many best friends now—my husband, my daughter and son, and my mother and my sisters. I have several friends from the past I don’t see very often who I am close to also. As soon as we get together, it is just like we have never been apart.

 I know people think you can only have one best friend, but answer me this: how do you narrow it down to only one?

 “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24.

I looked this up in the Hebrew and the first word “friend” means companion (and even husband) and the second word “friend” is a different word that means “someone you love like a relative.” This means a friend that you love better than some of your kinfolks. I have some friends like that.

Jesus is the Friend that sticks closer than a brother. He said he would never leave me or forsake me, that he would go with me till the end of the world.

He is my Savior, my Lord, my Boss, my Master, my Mentor, My Councilor, my Psychiatrist, my Comforter, my Best Friend.

If Jesus was the only friend I ever had, He would sure be more than enough.