In my opinion there is a special blessing that comes with thanking God for those He has allowed to enter our lives. Not only does this thankfulness for others bless us, but it causes our affection for or understanding of them to increase. Friendship is so important in our lives, especially with those who have past the test of time and have established lasting trust, love and respect for each other.
Howard Hughes reportedly had approximately 4 billion dollars and he said, quote:
“I’d give it all, for one good friend.”
It is sad for him and it’s sad for us when we too desire one, a truly proven, trustworthy, lifelong friend. What a gift from God we can thank Him for!
God is to be thanked for our Christian friends, many of whom we would never had connected with except for the common faith we share in Christ!