Friday, November 16, 2018

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 7:1-22; Ezekiel 32:1-32; John 11:55-12:19

Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 1 Samuel 18:1, NKJV

Friendship is an amazing gift. Two souls knit together as one. C. S. Lewis summed up friendship in three words: “What! You too?”. By this he meant that our soul resonates with another when we both value or appreciate the beauty of the same thing. For Jonathan it was David’s faith. By faith David had slain Goliath; by faith, sometime before, Jonathan with the help of his armour bearer had slain 20 Philistines and won a field (1 Sam. 14). Jonathan had found the mirror of his soul. Praise God for the gift of friendship. —Shane Johnson

What a fellowship, what a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms!
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, leaning on the everlasting arms! —Elisha A. Hoffman