“The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul”
(1 Samuel 18:1b KJV).
Recently, I was working on Beth Moore’s Jesus the One and Only bible study. I first did this study way back in 2001. Beth asks, “Who makes regular contributions to your life?” My answers were my husband, my son, my mom, my mother in law and my granny. Not one single friend! I remember this time in my life and desperately praying for a friend. Learning to be a godly wife and mother is hard and I was so lonely for someone who understood.
Then, the Lord blessed me with a friend! A kindred spirit. We started homeschooling at the same time. Went on field trips and all sorts of fun outings together.
Over the years, He blessed me with several more! Some are my age, some older and wiser, and some much younger. We go through seasons where our interests don’t line up as much but then we always pick right back up where we left off. God knows exactly who we need when. Who understands, who can help and who we can learn from.
How we hold each other up in prayer thrills me. I know I can always ask. Most of the time I don’t even have to. Some of my most heart wrenching, on my face prayers have been for my dearest friends. We have loved and we have lost together. One has lost a husband, another a child. We have been through lost jobs, sick children, adoption, the ups and downs of homeschooling and everyday life together.
We also glory in each other’s good stuff. Falling in love with Jesus, leading our children to the Lord, baptism and the occasion when we feel like we got something right!
I praise the Lord for all of my dear, sweet, friends and I pray his blessings on each of you.
My prayer is that this will remind you to treasure your friendships. Thank God for her and tell her how much she means to you. Then tell me about her. What have you have been through together? Are you still looking for your kindred spirit? Let me know so I can pray that you will find each other quickly. As Anne of Green Gables would say:
Thanks to my new friend catchingraindrops24 at YouTube for sharing her wonderful video. “Tribute to a true friendship of two kindred spirits,” is how she describes it and it couldn’t be more fitting.
I also have to say thanks to my little girl. She found the rock that fit together like a heart that is in my photo above. She is amazing like that. I love her so much!
Don’t forget to tell me about your kindred spirit. Please let me know in the comments below if you were blessed by this post and feel free to share it on social media.