Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
A Friend in Need
At age 16, I was feeling blue, because my
boyfriend had committed a crime and was being sent away to Juvenal prison camp.
In our neighborhood, we had a large number of
teenagers, and we tended to pair up when we went skating or swimming, or walked
to school together.
was one of our friends, and daily he and I enjoyed the short walk to school,
and we also ate lunch together.
He and his two brothers were being raised by a
single mom, and he never brought a lunch, so I would share my lunch with
him.I even asked my mother to add an
extra half sandwich, and she never asked why, but I am sure she guessed.
It never dawned on me how my boy friend got
his spending money, but he always seemed to have enough for things he wanted,
like bus fare and cigarettes.
I learned of his arrest because of an article
in the local paper about a teenager snatching a purse and getting caught.I hid the paper from my dad, but he had
already read it and was kind enough not to tell me “I told you so.”
There are times in life when we get hit with
something that has happened to a friend, and we suffer depression along with
them.It is good to have other friends
to come along side and cheer us up.
I don’t remember my family trying to console
me, but it was my friends from the neighborhood that gave me comfort. My family
felt to keep quiet, and not speak of it would be a good thing, and they were
At times we are at a loss for words, when
others suffer. Probably the best we could do for one who is sad, is just spend
some time with them, and let them talk while you listen.
I am so thankful that God is always a good
listener and he also brings comfort to the broken hearted.