Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times and a brother is born to help in time of need.”
What does this mean? A friend has the responsibility to love through hard times but a brother/sister is born to help weather the storm of difficulties and misfortune. It is very easy to text someone and say, “I am praying for you”, when all they need is for you to be there and help out either physically or in any other way. We don’t need a friend who sends the heart- emoji when our hearts are breaking from a failed marriage or a failing financial situation. We need a sister who would show up and assure us they care.
I have such a friend and such a sister. They have always been there for me. They have always prayed with me. Always helped me, always been the hand and feet of Jesus to me. Truly, I want to emulate them both. Would you be a true friend a true sister/brother to someone in need today?