Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 18:24
On this date in 1984, the Special Veterans’ Committee elected Pee
Wee Reese to the Hall of Fame. Reese was known as an outstanding defensive
player and the captain of the great Brooklyn Dodger teams of the 1940’s and
50’s. His friendship with Jackie Robinson helped facilitate Robinson’s
acceptance in baseball. In May 1947, during a game in Cincinnati, Robinson was facing
death threats and the taunts of racial hecklers. Reese went out of his way to
support Robinson by walking over from short to second and putting his arm
around his teammate’s shoulder. This simple gesture challenged prejudice and
created a powerful and enduring friendship.
Our scripture lesson from Proverbs talks about a friend who is
closer than a brother. What a blessing from God to have friends like that. I am
blessed to have a small group of friends that I know I could call on at any
time. We have been there for each other for many years, as a matter of fact, for
more than 23 years. We have walked with each other through some very difficult
times and I feel closer to these men than I do anyone outside my immediate
family. The love of these friends is something very special. It is nice to be
able to say…thank you “Dead Preachers’ Society” for being that kind of friends.
your closest friends?
does it take to have the kind of friends the writer of Proverbs is writing
God for those friends right now.
The greatest gift you can give those close friends in your life is
Posted on Fri, March 4, 2016
by David Daly