I’ve just been thinking today about the quality friends that I have in my life. When Jesus faced his most distressing time what did he do? He gathered his closest friends and brought them with him – to support him during his greatest time of sorrow. After thinking about Christ’s actions, I asked myself who were my friends that would “sit in the garden with me” when my time arrives. I was relieved when a few names came to mind. God has blessed me with some amazing core people who would have no problem looking me in the eye and saying, “I will travel to the place where your deepest troubles are and I will help you defeat them.”
Do you have friends who will sit in the garden with you if the need arises? If you don’t I wish you would begin to be truly open with people and vulnerable. It’s one of the scariest and most rewarding ways to live.