Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My best friend

Quoting Aristotle “ BEST FRIEND is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake”.

Through the walk on this earth, one may come across many people. Some you might just glance them through, some where you smile to, some where you greet, some where you keep in contact with, some where you hang out with, some where you share all your thoughts with.

One can have many friends. But there are different types of friends. Some are just termed friend because you know their name and they know yours. You might meet and chat with them once in a blue moon just because you have a common friend who hosted a party. Or just a simple smile and small chat when you bump into each other on the street.

There are also work friends. They are your friends because you see them every day, your work requires you to interact with them, or even work on the same project. They can be really good people who you get along with during office hours, perhaps a few cups of coffee throughout the year just because they are there. You may attend the same socials, but at the end of the day, you live your own separate lives.

Some of the friends may fall into the long distance relationship category. There are staying miles away. But when you see them, its like you’ve never been apart. Chats, laughter, exciting parties and activities. The bond continues for the period that you meet up and just cools off when you are far apart. Some on and off texts exchange and seasonal greetings would occur every year.

However, it is very difficult to find a friend where you contact with every day, share all your thoughts, moments, ups and downs with. This may be the role of a husband or a wife, where honesty lies, no barrier of communication in between these partners. Unlimited understanding and compromise is necessary for this to turn into a beautiful lasting relationship.

Distance, technology, interest, feelings, all these plays a part in how the friendship will turn out to be. Who do you turn to when you need someone to talk to, who do you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on, who do you turn to when you just want a company who sits beside you?

We know what a best friend must do, but at times, it can be difficult for ourselves. The best friend in life that would never leave nor forsake you must be supernatural. We are humans, and humans fail at times, often unintentionally.

This blog shall end with the lyrics from the song “What a friend we have in Jesus”. Powerful and comforting lyrics.

What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.