Friends: A Refuge In the Struggle … For Jesus, Too

For You From The Word

Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany. A dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served …then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet.
(John 12:1-3, NIV)

For You To Think About

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Image: Ask In Your Face

In the days leading up to Holy Week, Jesus took refuge in the home of friends Lazarus and his two sisters, Martha and Mary.

The family lived in Bethany, just outside of Jerusalem. It was in their home that Jesus rested and prepared for what He would face during His arrest, trial, and crucifixion.

Friends provide a refuge.

Those who face an unplanned pregnancy understand how the presence of a friend offers a haven of rest during a turbulent time.

A trustworthy friend offers a safe place to prepare for decisions and challenges that are to come. A loving friend helps meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. A strong friend provides protection from without while you prepare within.

For You To Pray

Loving Father,
Raise up women and men to be Friends to those who face an unplanned pregnancy. Let them offer a safe, loving, secure place for women and men who are making life decisions.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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