Friends with History


Which of your friends have you known longest? I have a few friends I have known since Kindergarten and a friend I’ve known since preschool. I recently had time with two of my Kindergarten friends. The best part of these friendship is the history. They know my story from nearly the beginning. I love that. We don’t see each other often. A few times a year if we can work it out, we connect. When we do, it is as if no time has passed. My friends with history aren’t part of my daily life. I wish they were. However, when we get together, we just start talking mid-sentence. We catch up on the daily life stuff and reflect on the lifetime stuff. We know each other’s family of origin. It’s a unique bond that brings great joy in my life.

Do you know who is your best friend with history? God. He knows it all. He knows your grandma and great grandma and great great great great grandma. He knows the history of your family of origin better than you do. He knew you in your mother’s womb before there were ultrasounds.

“you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13b NIV

He understands you more than you understand yourself. He knows your next move.

“Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.” Psalm 139:4 NIV

Wow. That blows me away. Think of a time when you were tongue-tied. He knew what word you would eventually find to say. When you open your mouth to say “I love you” or scream “be quiet,” he knows it. It’s beyond my comprehension.

Just like my friends with history, I can start in the middle of a conversation with God. In fact, I talk to Him all day long. I don’t speak verbally but in my head. When I don’t have words for a situation, I just ramble. He listens. He gets it.

Don’t you need that today? A friend with history who gets it. Call that friend from Kindergarten. Reconnect. Have a cup of tea or take a walk. A nice thing to look forward to. Also, why not daily lean on God? Let Him be that mid-sentence friend with history. He is our all around friend who gets it.

Dream Big! Pray Big!


NOTE: This is a stock photo. I wish I had one of us from childhood handy.


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