Friendship Psalm

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Friendships inspire.

Fictional friends and real friends.

Anne Shirley and her dedication to bosom friend Diana.

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien’s affinity for the Divine.

Han Solo and Chewbacca navigating space and conflict.

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel bonded in musical expression.

Rory and Lane grew up together and changed but endured.

Magic Johnson and Larry Bird brought together through sport and knocking down societal barriers.

Anna’s act of true love for her icy sister Elsa.

David and Jonathan’s covenant of friendship until death.

Ruth and Naomi’s choice to intertwine lives.

Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego’s true faith allegiance in a strange land of foreign gods.

Jesus, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus knit together in mutual invitation and acceptance.

Paul, Priscilla, and Aquila living life together as family for God’s Kingdom.

Friendships inspire.

Real life made livable.

Honest truth and honest encouragement.

Moments of laughter and moments of tears.

Sacrificial acts and sacrificial devotion.

Promises made and promises kept.

Creating experiences and creating memories.

Committed through ease and committed through conflict.

Forgiving when wrong and forgiving when dumb.

Empathy in triumph and empathy in grief.

Keeping secrets and keeping trust.

Freedom to be apart and freedom to be together.

Shared interests and shared ideas.

Encouraging each other’s faith and encouraging each other’s strengths.

Jesus’ friendship inspires.

Then and now.

In friendship, He walked with.

In friendship, He talked with.

In friendship, He ate with.

In friendship, He was faithful.

In friendship, He was betrayed.

In friendship, He was tested.

In friendship, He loved.

In friendship, He rejoiced.

In friendship, He wept.

In friendship, He lived rightly.

In friendship, He sacrificed Himself.

In friendship, He forgave.

There is no greater friendship than that of Jesus.

Jesus offers the gift of His friendship.

Jesus gives us the gift of friends.

True friendship is one of life’s greatest joys.

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