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You Need a Friend

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In 1995 Disney/Pixar released a movie called Toy Story. The rest is history. Woody and Buzz Lightyear became household names. The animated hit film spawned several sequels and an entire line of Toy Story products. The theme song of the movie, written and sung by Randy Newman, was titled “You’ve Got a Friend In Me.” Do you remember the lyrics:

“…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…

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

Some other folks might be
A little bit smarter than I am
Bigger and stronger too
But none of them will ever love you
The way I do
It’s me and you, boy

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

This song exalts the beauty of best friends. Everybody needs one. And there is One who really wants to be your best friend. His name is Jesus. He’ s a true blue, never-let-you-down kind of friend. the Bible describes Him this way in Proverbs 18:24 (NIV) “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

If you haven’t met Him, welcome Him into your life today. If you know Him, let Him know that you appreciate His friendship!

Pastor Dale