What does independence look like for many people? I was listening to the news and the commentary that many people go hungry this summer. Food banks are so very low. They are not free from hunger. We must reach out. There are so many who are hurting and you may never know. Oh yes, there are many working poor. I know. Make an effort to support. You never know how life will play out.
Yesterday, I heard a song that I had not heard in a long while, Can You Reach My Friend by Helen Baylor.
VERSE 1: "I got a call from an old friend. We laughed about how things had changed. But I could tell things weren’t going as well as he claim. He tried to hide his feelings. But they only gave him away. The longer I listened, the more I kept wishing that I knew the right words to say.
Can You reach my friend? Bring his searching to an end. Lord, I know you love him. Help him understand. Can You reach my friend? You’re the only One who can. Help him give his heart to You.
VERSE 2: We talked for more than an hour. I smiled when he mentioned Your name. I said that I knew You. I told him the difference You made. But he never thought he would need You. But maybe he’s changing his mind. As we said goodbye Lord. He told me that I had found. Something that he’d like to find.
Can You reach my friend? You’re the only One who can. Lord, I know You love him. Help him understand. Can you reach my friend? Bring his searching to an end. Help him give his heart to You.
Maybe he’s ready tonight. Lord, he said that he might need to call You. Help him give his heart to You."
We all need Jesus. At times our roles may change on the level of our need. We may need to be assured or reassured, or we may need to share our story. Find yourself in that song. Are you the friend that needs to see, feel, hear Jesus? Are you the one that needs to witness, pray for a friend? type to you later.