FRIENDS For The Moment

As we go through life God sends us friends...friends of different qualities, on different levels, for different reasons, for different lengths of time...
The first one I will call "friends for the moment". These are the people that we normally would not even give the title of friend, but friends they are nonetheless, for they give of themselves to us, even though it be for just a moment in time.

How much more pleasant is our life because of those many friends-for-the-moment! The courtesy of a salesperson, the smile of a passer-by, the handshake of someone as you visit a new place, the helping hand of another as you are loaded down with pain or grief...or just a heavy armload of books (!)...These are the things that put joy in our hearts and make us think "life is beautiful, after all!"
We may have never seen that person before or ever see them again or ever know their name. But without them we would not survive as well. They are gifts from His loving hands!

And who knows if that friend for the moment may not develop into being more than just that...?!

"A man that hath friends must show himself friendly..." (Proverbs 18:24)
"Bear ye one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2)


  1. Oh sweetie...this is beautiful. Truly lovely, Rena. Thank you sooo much for sharing with us. What a blessing you are.

    Love to you~


  2. This level of friend is the easiest one to exercise since it only requires one side to act. It doesn't have to be a 2-way street!
    Thank you for posting about this, it's not often we think about these people as being our friends!