Every heart longs for a lover
Someone to relate to more intimately,
Someone to share with heart-to-heart
Someone to expose your 'nakedness' to.
Someone who cares enough to listen
Someone who cares enough

To accommodate you and your flaws;
Someone who has time to 'walk' with you
Someone who will understand you.

That is a friend
One who knows you and all your faults,
Yet lovingly accepts you
He knows that you have a host of weaknesses
You are struggling with
In your Christian walk
Yet laughs with you, but not at you
Not because he approves of your sins,
 Weaknesses and flaws
It is to encourage you
Because he sees the end from the beginning
Through the eyes of faith.

Many people try to establish relationships
Alas!  They fail often.
Some 'trusted-friend' is caught divulging
 Your cherished thoughts
To another friend
And you wonder oftentimes
Is it really worth it to go out for friends?
One who would smile with you,
And yet stings like a bee -
Oh! It can be heart breaking!

"My friend, I want to share my life with you",
Someone declares!
You "release" yourself but before you know it
The "friend" begins to withdraw
May be he sees some of your weaknesses,
Some faults he cannot cope with.
But can't he tell me?
Well he may be afraid of hurting you
So he prefers to tell it to others
And carefully withdraws.
But that is painful
What a lonely world!

You need a friend, but none seems to `need' you
So you feel lonely and rejected
You ask yourself thousand-and-one questions.
Many a time you wonder whether
 Something is wrong with you
Am I unlovable? You query
Yet no solution seems to be at sight.
Out came the cry
I am tired of this L-o-n-e-l-i-n-e-s-s!

G-O-O-D- N-E-W-S for you lonely soul:
There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother
His name is JESUS.
He bids you come unto Him, with your heavy burden.
He is ready to give you rest
He is the friend of the friendless
The companion of the lonely
He wants to dine with you
If only you welcome Him into your lonely soul.
Look away from those other friends:
Their friendship is temporal,
So is it designed by the Great Designer.

The Holy Spirit: the best Companion,
Bids you come unto Him
The Holy Spirit is here:

*To comfort
Jn.14: 26 But the Helper, (Comforter),
The Holy Spirit whom the Father
Will send in my name, He will teach you all things,
And bring to your remembrance
All things that I said to you.

*To guide
 Jn.16: 13   "However, when He, the spirit of truth, has come,
 He will guide you into all truth..."

*To lead
 Ps.25: 5   "Lead me in your truth and teach me,
For you are the God of my salvation,
On you I wait all the day."

*To strengthen
 Ps.27: 14   "Wait on the LORD: Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
 Wait, I say, on the LORD!

*To stay around you always
 Mattt.28: 20  "...And lo I am with you always,
Even to the end of the age." Amen.

He wants to put meaning into your life
Come and share your all with Him.
He is the Only True Friend.

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