I not only wonder about Abraham’s marriage, I also wonder about his friends.
He didn’t live in a land of smartphones. I’m guessing when he up and left his home, his friends were the ones traveling in his caravan–most likely servants or family members. Sure, he had Lot but I imagine Abraham did most of the heavy lifting in that relationship, bailing him out time and again.
When you move, whether to a new city or country, it is always a test of friendships.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve now been away from Los Angeles for almost six years. What amazes me is the friendships that have stood this test of time. Friends who have stayed with me through distance and time zones, who have reached out and stayed connected. I recently read, “Friends are the family you choose.” So true. Through life’s transitions, some friendships are best for a season, others for a lifetime. Either way, they are both significant parts of the journey.
Today my mom celebrate’s her 77th birthday. I am blessed to say she is family who I chose to be my friend. She has been a support along my life’s journey. I treasure the memories she has created with me over the years. She remembers the little details for everyone, I mean, everyone in her life. She remembers the life-altering dates that have blurred for me. For over thirty years, she sends a card to me for the day I decided to follow Jesus. Even now, she sends our baby weekly “birthday” emails. I hope I can be the friend and mom that she has been to me.
“Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.” (Job 12:12)
- Who can you depend on? Who do you lean on for support?