Roger Keck

Roger Keck is pastor of Palo Pinto Cowboy Church in Santo.

Friends are a precious commodity. Good ones you can depend on are indeed hard to find.

We live in such a disposable world that we often treat our relationships like we treat our cell phones, TVs and other material things we use. If they don’t work like we think they should we simply discard them and head for the store for a new one. Without careful consideration of those we call friends, our past can look like a landfill piled full of past relationships that have little or no value.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken,” reads Ecclesiastes 4:9-14.

God intended for man not to be alone. From the very beginning God knew we would need companionship. In Genesis 2:18 God said, “It is not good that man is alone.”

Ecclesiastes states that true friendship is someone who always has your back and when you fall, they are there to pick you up. They are there to support you emotionally through the hard times of life and always defend you as a person.

To have a friend, we have to be a friend. I have found in my life that the most dependable friend I have ever had is Jesus. I can talk to Him at anytime about anything. When I stumble He is there to help pick me up. He is my strength in times of trouble. He is my constant companion. I am never alone.

Roger Keck is pastor of Palo Pinto County Cowboy Church.

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