(The Message) Ecclesiastes 4:9-12-It's better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps,But if there's no one to help, tough! Two in a bed warm each other. Alone, you shiver all night. By yourself you're unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn't easily snapped.
I come to you tonight, thinking of all the great people that have come and go in my life.
But I mainly come to you tonight, to tell everyone here how thankful I am. There are so many people in my life that this verse could represent. Like today, my friend Nick Taylor and I went to the park for Memorial Day and had a cookout. I always love it when he's around because it's like I can truly be myself. I really appreciate him and the sincerity of our friendship.
He's not the only one that this verse represents. All others, you know who you are:]
I just pray that you too, my friend, have friends like the ones that I do.