Friends Come and Go, But Family Is Forever…

Hey guys! I asked one of my best friends to guest post on my blog this week and I am super horned that she said yes! The Christian Girl With the Frappuccino is wise beyond her years and is a great example of a Christian woman.

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Hello everyone, I’m The Christian Girl With the Frappuccino! The Christian Prepster is a good friend of mine, and she recently asked if I could do a guest post on her blog. So here I am! Today, I’m going to talk about REAL Christian friendships.

So according to Merriam Webster, a friend is (1) a person who you like and enjoy being with and (2) a person who helps or supports someone. Yep, this about sums it up. That’s my post! Bye!
Just kidding, I’m going to expand on that. You see, The Christian Prepster and I used to go to the same middle school and we were in the same grade. I first got “acquainted” with her in 6th grade, when I was a shy, scared girl brand new to the school. The Christian Prepster, however, was one step ahead of me: she had attended elementary in the same school a year before! But with her friendly smile and kind spirit, we soon became good friends. I was also introduced to some of her other friends, whom I’m still good friends with! I warmed up to The Christian Prepster and my other friends so much, I could be myself, funny and all. In fact, I used to act like a mother or aunt to them, reprimanding or falsely getting upset. Therefore, the nickname, “Aunt Bri,” was dubbed onto me. Life in middle school seemed to be going great! Until seventh grade came. Seventh grade rolled around and I went back to the same school. The year started off well, and I loved my classes. Everything seemed fine. I had awesome friends and great teachers. But towards the middle of the year, bad news came. The Christian Prepster sadly told my other friends and I that she was moving. No, not just to a new house, but a new STATE, Up North! I was devastated. The Christian Prepster was one of my very good friends, and also one of the most spiritual friends I had! But she had to move, her father’s job had transferred. I’ve only seen her once since she’d left.

Friendships are a very special thing. And The Christian Prepster and I are still friends, even though we can’t see each other face to face. But we’re also family. No, she’s not my long-lost sister or anything like that. She’s my sister in Christ!

fam·i·ly
ˈfam-lē, ˈfa-mə-
noun
: a group of people who are related to each other
: a person’s children
: a group of related people including people who lived in the past

This definition is correct in many ways. My mother and my father are alive and are my family. My great-great-great grandmother who is not alive is also family. The body of Christ, followers of Jesus and true believers are my family as well! Ephesians 2:19-22 (KJV) says, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together grow unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

The Church is not a building, it’s a community of believers in Jesus Christ. And we’ll all live together one day in heaven, forever, for all eternity! But I have blood relatives, family members who are not Christians, and I pray that they will become drawn to Christ, because I don’t want to be separated from them for all eternity. Heaven is forever, and so is hell. We’ll not be together forever unless they give their lives to Jesus. So yes, friends do come and go. Either they’re not real Christian friends, or God placed them in your life for just a season. But when you have that special friend, who may see you every day, or every few years, and they believe in Jesus who shows Himself shining in their lives, you’re not just friends on this earth. You’ll also be in the family of God, forever.

In Christ,
The Christian Girl With the Frappuccino.

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