Jonathan was a very good friend, the best. He was David’s friend. In good times and bad, he stayed there for David.
It’s not always easy to find good friends who will be loyal and who will remain your friends at all times. Unfortunately, sometimes our friends hurt us, they leave us for other friends and they speak badly of us and when it happens, oh it hurts! In these moments, we need to take refuge in the Father’s arms and ask for his help to forgive. And the Father loves us so much that he doesn’t leave us alone. The Bible tells us that Jesus is our friend, and not just any friend, he is the most faithful of friends you have ever had. Besides, Jesus understands what you’re going through. Do not forget that he walked on the earth, that he too had friends, that he too was betrayed by his friend, Judah. He understands the challenge you face every day with your friends. Tell him about your friendships, open your heart and let him help you. And if you are hurt by the behavior of some friends, let the love of the Father come to heal your heart. He also knows how kind friends can be. Having friends is important and Jesus had plenty of them. Tell him what you’re doing with your friends. Share your joy with him.
Ask: What do you think a good friend is?
Share about friendship with children.
Before cell phones and computers, we used to write letters to each other. Now people are talking to each other over the internet.
This morning, we’re going to pretend we’re living in a country where the internet doesn’t exist. We’re going to make a card to someone we love, a friend, and we’re going to give it to him/her. In this card, you have to write to him or her what you like about him or her, and thank him for being your friend.