Friends are like Seashells

“Friends are like seashells, you pick them up along the way.”

 

I saw this quote in the house of a family friend and I completely agree! In life we go through different seasons, and in each season we meet different people. If you a parent to young children you will most likely make friends with parents who have young children as well. If you are single you will meet other friends who are single. If you are dating or married, you will meet other couples. I’m not saying none of these groups can intermix, but you tend to gravitate toward people who are most like you or are in a similar stage of life as you.

 

Going on trips, playing on a recreation sports league team, joining a small group at church, any of these situations is a prime location to meet new friends. I have countless stories of people I have met along my journey of life, some I still keep in touch with, others who will always be a memory, and each person has added value to me as the person I am today.

 

The most recent friend I have met is a wonderful girl named Jessica. She and I first met at a mutual friend’s birthday party. We sat next to each other on a blanket in the grass and began talking and immediately hit it off. It wasn’t until a couple months later that we saw each other again, but it took us a bit to figure out why we looked familiar to the other. We randomly sat next to each other in church one Sunday. After we figured out we had first met at the birthday party we exchanged numbers and have been friends ever since. When I think of meeting friends coming in different seasons this is one of the friends I think of. She and I were going through very similar life events and could relate to one another and we still do! I for sure know this was a divine appointment set up by God!

 

Even though we meet new friends along the way, I have a handful of friends I have known the majority of my life and even after all these years, if we go months without seeing or talking to each other when we do get together we pick up right where we left off. This happened this weekend! We had a bachelorette party for a friend I have known since kindergarten and a mix of girls I grew up with in elementary and high school and even college all came together to celebrate her and it was wonderful! We all picked up right where we left off just as though no time had passed. That’s when I know it’s a genuine friendship when if feels as though no time has past when you see each other again. Cherish those friends in your life.

Jesus is our friend. He says, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead I have called you friends for everything that I learned from the Father I have made known to you.” John 15:13-15

Are you making friends along your journey of life? Are you cherishing the ones you have made years ago and even recently? Do you see Jesus as a friend? It’s important to surround yourself with good people. They help shape you into the person you are today!

Collect those seashells!

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