Isn’t it wonderful to have friends who truly understand you?
I found that out last week, when some friends of ours, a missionary family, came to visit us for a couple of days. Their parents went to the same college as my parents did, and they have kids almost the exact same age as all of us. (It’s actually sort of funny – their three kids are all about a month older than the three of us. Our birth order is boy, girl, boy, and their family is girl, boy, girl. Our mothers pray we will get married. 😉)
It was very refreshing for us all to be with some people who understand what we are experiencing. The kids around my age are making similar decisions and learning similar lessons. They also seem to be at the same maturity level as I am spiritually and emotionally, and I discovered that I miss having someone like me around!
I’m not trying to be proud by saying I’m different from most teens I know; that’s just reality! I focus on different things than many teens do. That’s why I just loved getting reacquainted with these friends – they understand where I am because that’s where they are.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. – Proverbs 27:17
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: – Hebrews 10:24
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. – Romans 1:12
Maybe God knew I needed a friend. We have been texting each other often ever since they left, so I hope that we stay close friends!
Now, I’m curious! Do you have a friend who you feel really understands you? Tell me about it in the comments!