"A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails." - Source Unknown. After reading this quote today, I stopped and gave thanks for friends that realize when I need a song. As Christians, we have often heard people say, "There's a song in my heart." Our understanding of this phrase is usually somewhat euphoric. We feel so "happy" in the Lord and rejoice to the "song" in our heart. Yet, there are times in our lives we face difficulties and we forget the "song." It's in those dark moments we realize the importance of having a friend to sing that song to us. I have a dear friend who is an only child and her father is quite ill and currently in hospital. While speaking on the phone to her concerning her father, I could hear the distress and worry in her voice. To encourage her, I shared some of Bro. Stoneking's message that I heard via streaming internet from Landmark. Then, I told her you need a piece of chocolate cake. We both laughed and I suddenly realized I had two of her favorite desserts in my fridge. It was after 11 p.m., but I told her I will be right there. I am going to bring you some comfort food. When she found out what it was, she begin to laugh and tell me she would love that with a big glass of milk. In this time of stress, I had the opportunity to "sing" to her. I know after talking, her faith is increased and she is encouraged. The best part - whenever I need a song, I know she will sing to me.
P.S. The picture is of Bryn and her cousin Brooklyn