My 7-year old daughter had written this a few months ago in school, and I thought it was a valuable reminder. I stuck it in my Bible and just now found it again. It’s a recipe for “Friendship.” From “the heart of Haley” it says, “Ingredients: Love, not mad, work, time. Directions: Being good, being nice, strong-ness, niceness, much cooperation.” Childlike but profound, Haley’s understanding of friendship is due to her human design. God created us not only for His worship, but also for relationships. He desires that we commune with Him and share His love with others. Another wonderful start to the New Year would be to meet new friends with whom Jesus is the common denominator. If you are not in a Life Group, this is a great way to get connected at the Cove Church. Try mixing a few of Haley’s ingredients such as time, love, and work. It’s a recipe for Friendship that produces wonderful relationships, too.
Read: Deuteronomy 14:2; Zephaniah 3:17; Hebrews 10:25