1. This is one of my favorite Bible passages! <3 I do want to be that kind of friend… crazy in love with Jesus and crazy enough to do whatever it takes to bring others to Jesus! 🙂

  2. My husband and I are so blessed to have had some really crazy friends by our side through the trials we’ve faced surrounding my husband’s unfaithfulness and sexual addiction. When he (my husband) was finally willing to do whatever it took to break free from it all, his best friend made himself available to ride along to every single place my husband needed to go during the work day. (It helped that they worked for the same company and my husband was his boss… so he wasn’t going to get in trouble for this or anything) It was a huge sacrifice, and he did it for nearly two years!!! Simple to provide accountability and support for my husband to alleviate the temptation to go somewhere gross. It made a HUGE difference in his chance to succeed in his recovery. Crazy friends who love Jesus, and love us are the best! We will thank God forever for ours!

    1. That’s a very good friend indeed! You both are blessed to have someone willing to be that accountability partner he needed! Thank you for sharing your story!

  3. Yes, those people were something. The opposite of the pool of Bethsaida, when no one would help the man, but here stood Jesus, He’s there if no one else is.

  4. Diane, I loved this. I already loved that Bible story but now it has much deeper meaning. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. I’m so very grateful for the crazy friends who God put in my life, who led me to Jesus. My heart’s desire is to also be that kind of friend.
    Marva | SunSparkleShine

  6. Hello, Diane! Visiting you from the “Blogger Voices Network” page. 🙂

    I enjoy your perspective on this story. These men really loved their friend! In my own life, I have had many struggles with relationships; they just don’t come easy to this highly introverted person. But your encouragement to step out in faith for the ones I love is needed. I have to learn to shove past hurts aside and love like Jesus loves. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Marie!
      I totally get you! I am very introverted. It is not easy for me to jump out and be social. I am very friendly and get on great with people once I know them, but with new people I am just very reserved. So I know exactly how you feel. Us introverts need to stick together!! I am so glad you enjoyed the post!!

  7. How true! We don’t need to do anything crazy ourselves, but love them, pray for them and “stand in the gap” – I love it!

  8. This is a great perspective on this story. Yay for crazy friends! Thanks for sharing. Visiting today from the instaencouragements link up. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you so much Marielle! I am glad you enjoyed it! And thank you so much for visiting! I hope you’ll be back!!

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