A Blessing in Disguise

Lacey's family have got it tough, and Lacey's has to learn about life without a phone...and her friends. What can Lucille do to be a friend?

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Memory Verse

“A friend loves at all times. . .”

Audio Icon   Proverbs 17:17



In this episode, Lacey discovered that her friends weren’t true friends. They abandoned her as soon as they found out her family was poor. But Lucille demonstrated to Lacey what a true friend is.

In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, the Holy Spirit gives us a great definition of friendship. These are the characteristics of true love. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” If there is someone in your life who treats you like that, that person is a friend. In return, as a friend, you should model that same kind of love.

Want to dig deeper into God's definition of true friendship? Check out Romans 12:9, Romans 12:10 and Romans 12:15.


As you read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and Romans 12:9-21, evaluate yourself. In what ways do you show the love of a true friend? In what areas could you do better? Make a list of your friends and write down one thing you can do with or for each of them to be a better friend.