Late Night Bojangle’s, Sweet Tea, and a True Friend

My love for Bojangle’s is well-known throughout the city of Raleigh. During my college days, I was found at a certain Jo-Bangle’s location no less than four times a week. Yes, that’s four times each week at the same location.

But as I look back, I realize something about my time spent at my favorite restaurant – it wasn’t in vain. It wasn’t just about chilling out (though that was fun) or great, greasy food (my arteries hurt) or even the heaven-approved sweet tea (mmm, like syrup); it was about the friendships. The friends who sat around with me at Bo’s taught me and let me teach them, they built me up in the Lord Jesus and in His written Word, and they sharpened and encouraged me regularly. I love those guys.

Tonight was a recollection of many such nights. A true friend, who sticks closer than a brother, accompanied me for some basketball then Bojangle’s, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Nearly two hours were spent at Bo’s, and it seemed nary five minutes. Such is the fellowship between two brothers.

Through his faithful practice of brotherhood, my friend reminded me tonight of Proverbs 10:11 and 13:14, “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence . . . The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”

I praise God for placing His fountain of life in the mouths of my righteous-by-the-grace-of-God-in-the-cross-of-Christ brothers. He has so often revived me through them. Revive me again, Lord Jesus, I need You again and again and again.

“For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.”
Psalm 36:9

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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