Thursday, August 4, 2011

Closer Than A Brother


We went to McDonald’s for lunch the other day.  There were lots of kids in the play area but my sons obviously preferred to play with each other.  In fact the times they did get separated they were quick to call out to each other.  Matthew would peek out the top of the play structure and yell, “Siah,  whe are ewe? (Josiah, where are you?)
My boys stick close to each other.  Even when we are at home they are rarely more than 4 feet from each other.  If that’s how close brothers are, what does it mean to have a friend who sticks closer than that?
That He’s always with you.
That He knows your every breath.
That He knows what you need before you do.
That He lives in you.
That He never leaves you.
That He who created you humbled Himself to become like you.
That He has given everything for you.
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24


  1. I love that your boys are so close. I'm struggling with this area in our house.. Were they always this close? Is there any advice you can give? My boys are 1 and 3. The younger one adores his brother but my 3 year old isn't too fond of him. There are moments where he wants to play with his little brother, but for the most part he is constantly knocking his brother over. WIll he grow out of it? What can I do to improve their relationship?

  2. How sweet. My girls were 9 years apart but as they reached adulthood they've become more like peers. Such a beautiful illustration of the Friend who sticks closer than a brother.

  3. Meaghan,

    My oldest has always been a natural with younger children and very kind and gentle with babies. It's just something in his character. My two year old has his moments. At times he wants to play with the baby, but more often I hear him telling his baby brother to "go with mommy". I'll pray for your boys. I think once the younger one can "play" a little more the older one will learn that games are better when shared.