someone by your side
Thought of the day:
‘What could you want more than to have someone by your side with whom you can talk as with yourself?’ Wrote the great Roman philosopher Cicero deeply in the pages of history – thus describing one of the most complex phenomena that defines the human being, a phenomenon that is simply called ‘friendship’.
Although, we are now masters of technologies that can unite the west with the east and the north with the south, at the push of a button, instantly putting hundreds or even thousands of people on the same thread of discussion, something seems to be no longer the case. as it once was. That simple world has been replaced by a much more complex and brilliant one, but impersonal and cold. A world in which friends, now captive on the phone screen, have somehow secretly turned into bland but carefully edited images; a kind of illusion of what we can no longer have … as we once had.
And yet, in this society of asynchronous colors, there is a kind of friendship that can still make a difference, giving us back the freedom of a real and sincere intimacy, but which few still find among the digitized thickets of the new world. It is the sincere friendship of the Creator, addressed to each of us. An unedited and untouched friendship; a friendship in which to feel again the passion of an intimate comrade.
So if you are looking for a friend among thousands of images and you cannot find him, look to God today. He really exists, contrary to the shaky desires of postmodern philosophy, and moreover, he wants to become your loyal friend.
The decision is in and only in your hands:
‘Make friends with God, and you will have peace – this is the advice of the great Job (22:21) the man who talked with God – Make friends with God, and you will rejoice in happiness.’
But remember, ‘The friendship of the Lord is offered with a generous hand to those who fear him.’ Ps 25:14
Where you are, do what you haven’t done in a long time. Open your heart and whisper in secret: God, I want you to be my Friend too. You will then see happiness with your own eyes.
Pastor Florin Antonie