When I was little, I had an imaginary friend. I talked to him constantly. I had a place at the table for him. He was with me when I played. I told mom and dad about him and made sure I introduced everyone to my friend. His name was Bobby.
Now, Bobby was a real person. He was my real friend. He was the son of my parents best friends and we hung out a lot together. So he wasn’t really “imaginary”. He just wasn’t physically with me all the time even though I pretended he was. He did have a place at my little table with the full plate/fork/cup setting even though he wasn’t always “really” there to enjoy the pretend food.
It reminds me of my friend, Jesus. He is with me all the time even though I can’t see Him. He is real and I talk to Him constantly. He is with me when I eat, when I walk, when I sit, when I sleep and when I am awake. I love spending time with Him and getting to know Him better. I love introducing Him to people. They can’t see Him but I want them to know He is there. I want them to feel His love by my actions.
Bobby and I are all grown up now with families of our own and his name is now “Bob” (hahaha). Our parents are still friends. And even though Bobby and I don’t eat together or play together anymore, we both know the same friend, Jesus and for that I am very thankful.
Friends are important and I hope you know our friend, Jesus, too. If not, I would be glad to introduce Him to you. Enjoy your friends, today! Maybe you can even take time right now to send them a note just to let them know you appreciate their friendship!