To have a friend is to be a friend, how often have you heard someone say that?

Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

What does it mean to be a friend?

How do you choose a good friend?

How you choose your friend is very important as people can influence your behavior quicker than you realize. The friends you choose is a reflection of your character and people will judge you by association.

Finding that right friend means surrounding yourself with people who has the same heart as you. They should share the same interests as you and you need things to talk about. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too?” “I thought I was the only one”

Friends are like angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

We read in 1 Corinthians 15:33 “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

Best friends are people who make your problem their problem, just so you don’t have to go through them alone.

Job2:11 “When Job’s three friends, …. heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.”

Doc Zantamara said: “Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope and your courage.”

Proverbs 18:24 “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

No-one can go through life all alone without friends or family but be wise in choosing your friends. If the only way you can fit in with your friends is by doing bad things, you need some new friends.

Proverbs 22:24-25 “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”

Friendships made for the right reasons can last a lifetime, near or far true friends are always close to the heart.

Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and live just a lit bit better.

F – Field of love

R – Root of joy

I – Island of God

E – End of sorrow

N – Name of hope

D– Door of understanding

Here at King’s Kid Creche we teach children to be friendly towards others, to be loving and caring to their peers and to treat others as a friend. We teach them by leading by example.

John 15:12-15 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down’s life for one’s 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 my Father I have made known to you.

Your friendship is a special gift, generously given, happily accepted, and deeply appreciated.

Written by Teacher Chantal

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