A Touching Story Of True Friendship

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True-Friendship quotes

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Out of the furnaces of war come many true stories of sacrificial friendship. One such story tells of two friends in World War 1, who were inseparable  They had enlisted together, trained together, and fought side-by-side in the trenches.

Wounded & Alone

During an attack, one of the men was critically wounded in a field filled with barbed wire obstacles, and he was unable to crawl back to his foxhole. The entire area was under a withering enemy crossfire, and it was suicidal to try to reach him. Yet his friend decided to try.

You’ll Only Get Yourself Killed.

Before he could get out of his own trench, his sergeant yanked him back inside and ordered him not to go. “It’s too late. You can’t do him any good, and you’ll only get yourself killed.” A few minutes later, the officer turned his back, and instantly the man was gone after his friend. A few minutes later, he staggered back,  mortally wounded, with his friend, now dead, in his arms. The sergeant was both angry and deeply moved.

“What a waste,” he blurted out. “He’s dead and you’re dying. It just wasn’t worth it.”

A True Friend

With almost his last breath, the dying man replied,

“Oh yes, it was, Sarge. When I got to him, the only thing he said was, ‘I knew you’d come, Jim!

One of the true marks of a friend is that he is there when there is every reason for him not to be, when to be there is sacrificially costly. As proverbs 17:17 puts it…

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Your Turn

Do you have a true friend in your life that is always there in time of need?  FWD this to them and let them know it made you think of them and how thankful you are for a true friend. 

Do you have a friend that is going through a tough time and in need of support? Be that true friend and remind them that you are thinking about them and there for them if they need anything. This goes a long way.

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6 Comments

  • jhonny

    Reply Reply

    very good

  • tj

    Reply Reply

    it a really good story

  • boy

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    if it was true, then Jim must be an extraordinary individual

  • nirupama behera

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    it is really a heart touching story. i like it.

  • I once had a good firend.i was a shy girl before,but after meeting her, everything changed.she took me to do many interesting things which i was afraid to do.she is really a brave girl,but just at sneior high school,a car accident came into her peace life, she was in a really dangerous situtation that time, i was so worried about her.but now, we haven’t connectfor a long time, but i will not forget her, because she was a important person in my life of high school.

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