This summer I've written to several young girls, while they were away at summer camp. In each letter I encouraged them to be on the look out for new friends that God is placing in their path. Smith Mountain Lake life provides a similar opportunity as many families come here for the summer or on vacation and have an opportunity to reunite summer after summer with one another.
Watching our grandson make a new friend from our church just thrilled my heart. They were instant buddies!
We are never to old to make new friends! We just have to open our hearts and allow them in.
"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."
1 John 4:11
Here's hoping we each make a new friend today. Let's pray specifically for students from college age all the way down to day care as they start a new year, asking God to fill them with courage, kindness, and open to hearts willing to welcome new friends into their circle of life.