A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

We all need support from time to time, that much is easy to see. But sometimes we have to be support when taking on that role is challenging; these moments are not to be neglected. While we can apply the words of the collector of Proverbs to ourselves in times of accepting help, it can also be a call to action. We should be that friend who loves at all times and a brother or sister who is made to be at the side of our loved ones when trouble comes.

Jesus fulfilled that role for us by undergoing the torments of the cross. Let us walk in his example.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published August 19, 2021