Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When Old Friends Reconnect

Yesterday's mail brought a delightful surprise!  In the stack of bills, catalogs, and junk mail, I found two blasts from the past. Two friends from different periods of my life wanted to reconnect. Two in one day! Wow . . . I was thrilled.

If you're like me, you still care about old friends even though time and circumstances bring day-to-day contact to an end. I have a hard time letting go even though I know it's the thing to do at the time. Yet, circumstances and responsibilities change as we age and sometimes it's possible to pick up where we left off. Haven't you found that to be true?

And so, I'm prayerfully considering how my husband and I can best respond to these folks and extend the love of the Lord Jesus Christ to them. Nothing is more important than to know that our family and friends - even old friends - know the Savior. May God give us the grace of discernment and opportunities to share our faith.


  1. I had an 'best' friend from high school find me at the 40 year class reunion last year. And just last week we ran into each other again at the Christian cafe, locally. I would love to share the Lord with her in the context of adult-hood now. She knew my testimony then, and after 40 years, there is a lot to share, and I am sure she has a lot to share. Isn't this fun?

  2. It's great, Velma. I hope we both get a chance to tell our old friends how good God is!