Saturday morning coffee with a friend whom I haven’t seen in a while… exactly what I needed.
I met this friend in the midst of a challenging work environment where we both worked closely together to make the best out of a difficult situation. To reflect where we are both now and the journey we have taken to reach this point was encouraging. It was so encouraging to share with one another our growth and to have a shared frame of reference from where we began.
I love how God intertwines our stories with the stories of others. Relationships matter. Sometimes, they have the most unlikely of beginnings. Sometimes, they form in the most difficult moments. God knows who we need when we need them. So many of my friendships have been connections where I can truly reflect and know God placed that person in my life for a reason.
Conversation over coffee is sometimes exactly what you need.
This verse has been comforting to me this week…The righteous person will have many troubles, but the Lord will rescue him from each one. Psalm 34:19
Rescue doesn’t mean life isn’t hard, but it means God is with us and will help see us through. I believe the gift of friendship is one of the ways God rescues us.
My conversation with my friend this morning reminded me the many ways God has rescued me and carried me over the past few years.
Sometimes a cup of coffee with a friend helps put everything back in perspective.
When is the last time you set up a coffee or dinner date with a friend? Maybe it’s time.😊
***two unlikely friends***