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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: 

 

 

GO.

Since I started working full-time in August, I don’t see my kids as much as I used to, even though I work from home. So tonight when I realized we were in desperate need of a grocery run, I asked my kids, “Who wants to come with me?” I thought I could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak — get the necessary chore of shopping done while still spending time with my kids.

Two out of three volunteered to join me. “But I need my book!” they both exclaimed as we climbed into the car.

“No you don’t!” I countered. “You’re supposed to talk to me, not come along so you can read a book!”

“Mom,” my nine-year-old replied. “Some people like the kind of friendship when a friend is just with you.”

Bingo.

The power of presence. 

He won.

It’s so true, isn’t it?

After all, when God was comforting His people in the Old Testament, time and time again, He encouraged them with these words: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”

When we give our friends the gift of our presence, even if it means sitting quietly by their side, we show them the love of Christ.

Amen?

 

STOP.

 

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