A pristine lake is beautiful to behold, the surface not marred by wind; who knows what lies within, for when you look upon the surface, you only see yourself reflected back. To truly know, one needs to go beneath the surface; what lies within? So it is with people; to truly know someone, you must be a friend and look beyond the surface, the superficial. Look not to see yourself, but to truly–
- see them
- know them
- love them
This is the mark of a true friend.
I AM your True Friend.
I know your heart, for I created it. I know what lies within–you need not hide from Me, for I know. I will take the pain and I will take the heartache and I will replace them with My Love.
It is My Love that remains–Everlasting!
“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” Ps. 25:14
“But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the voice of my prayer.” Ps. 66:19
“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God.” Is. 35:1-2
“A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ez. 36:26
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his lovingkindness is everlasting.” Ps. 118:1 NAS