You’ve Got A Friend In Me

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You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead
And you’re miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
You just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you’ve got a friend in me…

Musing further on human friendship… This song written by Randy Newman for the film ‘Toy Story’…  

The reality of friendship is so simple that a young child can understand and experience it, learning the importance of love, loyalty, dependability…

Yet as we share experiences, develop empathy, love despite faults… we discover that friendship is so profound that we spend a lifetime appreciating and developing our ability to give and receive friendship.

You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got troubles, I’ve got ’em too
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you
We stick together and we see it through
Cause you’ve got a friend in me…

Musing on divine friendship… the old hymn ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’. What do Christians mean when they say ‘Jesus is my friend?

Is this friendship no better than talking to Woody the Toy Story cowboy – or Jeremy the teddy on my pillow, or the imaginary friend in the shed at the end of the garden…?

Christian faith says that friendship with Jesus can be a reality for anyone; young children at school can discover it and elderly folk in care homes can rest in it.

I enjoy my ongoing and developing friendship of love, trust and consistency with Jesus. And if I am deluded I have enjoyed this delusion throughout my life, and am delighted to share this delusion with many I know and millions I don’t know.

And as the years go by
Our friendship will never die
You’re gonna see it’s our destiny
You’ve got a friend in me

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