Raise your hand if you have a brother or sister. I do! I do! I have two younger brothers. Derek who is one year younger and Devan who is thirteen years younger.
Believe it or not, Derek was my BFF growing up. We had many adventures exploring our backyard woods, swimming in our pond and building lego cities.
As we got older and began to share friends at school and church, I became jealous. I feared that everyone liked Derek better. Derek became popular, an awesome athlete, super smart (especially in math and science), and very handsome.
“I am homeschooled and don’t have very much of a social life. Do you have any suggestions for free homeschool co-ops in South Bend, IN?”-Elle
Great question Elle! God created us to crave friendship! “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NRSV
Let's take a journey. Grab your swimsuit, some sunscreen and your hulu skirt 'cause we're going to... Sorry, just kidding. The journey I'm taking you on isn't to an actual place like Hawaii. It's back in time.
Imagine you lived in Jesus's time. Pretend He's come to your hometown looking for twelve people to be his BFFs. Who do you think would make a good BFF for Jesus? What type of people do you think He should choose? What kind of people do you want for your friends?
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