As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. {Proverbs 27:17}

Have you ever been to a play? I recently went to watch one of the delightful girls in my youth group perform in a play at her high school. It was so perfect! Taylor and all of her peers dressed up as under the sea characters for the mermaid Jr. It was adorable… Sebastian, Flounder, Ursula, Ariel, the Prince…. Guys, I loved every second.

It had me thinking a lot, though. Sometimes, life fly’s by so fast for us that we see it as more of a movie, but just how beautiful it is to see things   s l o w e d   d o w n   a bit. To see the hard work that goes in to setting up each set, the lights go off but you can see the shuffle that occurs on stage rapidly to get all the right pieces and characters into position to make the scene just perfect.

See, God is the producer of our lives. He knows the exact pieces and precisely where they belong for the perfect presentation for the world we’re living in.

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Recently, one of my college roommates and best friends Savy wrote me(<<<She’s the hottie on the right). She brought up just how hard it is to form friendships as we get older and how challenging it is not having the friendships with those surrounding us every day, as we did then. Of course, when you’re living and playing college soccer together, between living arrangements, the pitch, campus, and adopting each others families, pretty much your entire existence is spent together for those four years. Those bonds are unique and forever. She was so right, that I had not held friendships like those, since. Often, I miss them, and I wonder why God felt the need to send all of my best friends to Sweden, IMG_2039Nebraska, Louisville, Amsterdam, Random states here and there, and to the farthest parts of Kentucky, yet leave me here in Home Sweet Ohio County.

But you see, God already knows my play. He has set the stage and he has offered me all the supporting characters I need for HIS purpose. Friendships come, some go, some add a little distance, some adapt. That doesn’t make any role less or more important, for they all are for, from, and through God.

 

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. {Proverbs 18:24}

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. {Ecclesiastes 4:9-10}

The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. {Proverbs 12:26}

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