One of the great Greek words of the New Testament is Koinonia, translated “fellowship.” It is a word packed with meaning, used to express the most intimate kinds of human friendships. It expresses one of the richest heritages and experiences we can have in life. To have true friends. It is a special gift of God to each of us.
Acts 2:42 tells us that the New Testament church “devoted themselves to fellowship”. They did not merely have friends; they “devoted” themselves to friendship. It was not a luxury; it was a necessity. It was a bond, a spiritual community. It was sharing together in joint partnership, the joys and challenges of life. They needed each other and were sustained by the supportive and affirming friendships of each other.”
Today as I read this…..I am so thankful for the love and devotion I have experienced through my friends. I also ask God for the ability to be a faithful friend to others in their times of need.