Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.
A friend is someone who shows up when everyone else has left.
The Hebrew root for “friend” indicates those who flock together or graze together in a pasture. It paints a picture of the sheep out in the field binding together while they’re going about their business of eating.
That’s what friends do; they dine together – laugh – cry – share experiences, as they go about the business of life. Friends can become closer than blood relatives. They can have more in common and have more harmony that brothers.
However, not all friends are true and faithful to friendships – when things don’t go their way – they can come and go. There seems to be two ways to weed out who are true friends – go through a crisis, and you may find that your friendship list gets pretty small – or strike it rich, you may find there’s an envious person questioning your worthiness. In either case, consider it a good thing that their motives are exposed.
When trouble strikes a friend – be one.