Day 1, Five Minute Prompt: WALK
“Do you need a friend?” I hear them say to one another as they travel down dusty streets.
The sweet people of my host culture can’t stand to see someone walking alone. They aren’t as eager to walk with the red-headed foreigner lady, I’ve noticed, however.
I thought by now I would have found a friend with whom I’d walk this road of culture and language learning. I guess I’ll just have to keep going until I do.
As I go along, I’ll find others who walk alone and say, “Do you need a friend?”
If we’re honest, we all do.
And if you’re like me, you sometimes feel like you’re standing alone, watching others walk happily hand-in-hand (friends actually do that here). You’re pining for the kind of intimate friendship it seems like everyone else already has.
I’ve shared before how I love…
what the Word says about friends…
- friendly (Prov. 18:24)
- love at all times (Prov. 17:17)
- comfort and edify (1 Thess. 5:11)
- encourage to love and live better (Heb. 10:24-25)
- live selflessly and sacrificially (John 15:13)
I may not be invited on a lot of long walks with close friends. But the more I extend my hand to those who walk alone, the more I will be invited along the way. The deeper my relationships will run, and the more influence I will have for Christ in this country.
Who do you see walking alone today?
How can you apply the Golden Rule to your relationships?
Talk to me in the comment section!