June 30, 2013 by JesstheMess
This weeks wordpress weekly photo challenge calls us to
Share a picture of a COMPANION and explain why you chose that picture.
My companion shot is of my littlest girl running in and out of the waves at the beach after a random encounter with her dear friend from school. Normally she is petrified of the waves and can only be found hugging the sand dunes. It is amazing to see the way this terror was overcome as the two laughed, giggled and played getting soaked in the waves. In their companionship they could face the difficult.
“A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
The joy of a close companion, a friend, who will stick with us in the churning terrors of life. I am grateful that I have been blessed to experience this in my husband. A companion who is willing to walk the ups and downs, to enjoying the blessings, and to hold each other in the overwhelming. Companionship is sweet, and yet no human companionship meets the depths of our longing. In fact, no earthly companion, as furry, cuddly, or intelligent… as they might be can meet the depths of my need for companionship. They cannot always be with me, they cannot know my every need, nor anticipate the kind of support I will need.
Jesus, however, is my ULTIMATE companion. He is the friend that sticks closer than a brother. He is always with me and never leaves or forsakes me (Matthew 28:20). He is the provider of all my needs, not as I see them, but as He wisely sees them (Matthew 6:25-34). He knows what has been, what is and what will be, and is praying for my every circumstance (Hebrews 7:25). In fact he is the King of Heaven who took on the position of lowest rank (see wordpress definition) in order to lay down his life that I might have forever life with him (John 15:13) He is my friend.
No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends…
John 15:15 ESV
Thank you Jesus, you are the companion above all companions.
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