When you think of the word comfort, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s a favorite pair of jeans or a well-worn sweatshirt. It might be chocolate or homemade mac and cheese—foods that soothe in a difficult time. Or perhaps you imagine a luxurious bubble bath, complete with candles and relaxing music. While all these things can bring temporary relief, God’s Word tells us that finding true comfort is as simple as sharing heart-to-heart with a friend. Whether it’s over coffee, dessert, or even on the phone, a cherished friend can offer the encouragement and God-directed counsel we all need from time to time. Friendships that have Christ as their center are wonderful relationships blessed by the Father. Through the timely, godly advice these friends offer, God speaks to us, showering us with comfort that is as sweet as perfume and incense. So what are you waiting for? Make a date with a friend and share the sweet aroma of Jesus!
Jesus, Your friendship means the world to me. I value the close friendships You’ve blessed me with too! Thank You for the special women in my life. Show me every day how to be a blessing to them, just as they are to me. Amen.