I was recently criticized for not having many (as in a lot of) friends. (Obviously, they don't know about all of you! Wink wink!) First let me say, the one who said this doesn't know me from the man on the moon. (Whomever he is...?) They know of me, we are acquainted, but they don't know me. They have no idea what goes on outside of our church. (Ok, for all of you pastorswives, you know what this is all about!)
This is my "friend" breakdown: I have tons of acquaintances (people that I love dearly), some friends, and a couple of people that I could call in the middle of the night and they would be there to help me (or vise versa).
As Christians, Jesus is our role model. Correct? He is the one that we look to because it is He that we have been preordained to become the likeness of. (Romans 8:28-30)
Jesus had many followers. He had 12 close disciples, then He had 3 close, carefully chosen friends. He spent a lot of time with "the three".
Just this morning on Joyce Meyer's Enjoying Everyday Life (you can watch her shows by clicking on the link), Joyce was talking about this very thing. She must have studied Jesus!!
Isn't it funny how some people assume that because they aren't your best friend, you must not have any? I'll admit, I don't have a bunch of friends but I do have a few and that is just fine by me!! ;)
How about you? Are you the kind of person who has tons of "friends" or a carefully chosen few?
Lovingly Written By: Miss Janet