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People Matter

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13:34-35


It is a blessing to be in a relationship, especially where there is a mutual appreciation of friendship. God blesses us in and through the people He puts in our lives. Sometimes relationships last only for a moment, a season, an occasion, or a lifetime.

What are the times that you have felt so blessed by God because of someone He has put in your life? God’s blessings happen on a daily basis, and it is good!

There are so many instances when I have been wonderfully blessed by a comment a friend has made. For instance, one summer I was coordinating our Children’s Summer Ministry program. I went around asking everyone, even newcomers, if they would help with the Children’s Summer Ministry program. One day, shortly after my friend had said she could not help with the children’s program, she told me she changed her mind and wanted to help. I was pleasantly surprised. When I asked her why she had changed her mind, she said, “Because we are friends!” She told me that she had prayed about it and that because I had asked her that should be enough of a reason for her to want to help. Her response that we were friends really blessed me.