A Friend In The Business

I have a friend in the HVAC supply business. He totally came through for me today.  Our thermostat went out yesterday afternoon.  I happened to mention it to him in passing conversation last night at church, and he said to let him know if I needed help with it.

I’m a decently handy guy around the house, at least handy enough to try something out of my league in an effort to learn something new… and save some money.  So I purchased a replacement thermostat last night on my way home from church, and I set to work on it.  I wasn’t too far in when I realized I was in a little over my head.

So this morning, I texted my friend and asked for his help.  Wow! He came through for me in a huge way, doing some of the research with professionals for me, and giving me the confidence to believe I could do this with the right information.  He even encouraged me to call the manufacturer at just the right point in the installation.  In the end, we have cool air blowing on this end of the house again, and it was because I have a friend in the business who knew how to help me in my time of need.

I’m reminded that I have another Friend Who is essentially in every business.  Jesus knows all things and is always with me.  So I always have Someone to turn to when I am in need.

Today, if you’re in need, you need to meet my Friend in the business.  If you’re facing illness, He’s the Great Physician.  If you’re battling loneliness, He is the friend who sticks closer than a brother.  If you’re struggling financially, He is the Provider.  There’s not a situation you will ever face that you couldn’t have a Friend in the business.

I’ll sleep easier tonight… not just because of my friend in the HVAC business, but also because of my Friend in the life business.  If you don’t have Him as a friend, let me know… I’d love to introduce you to Him!  And if you need help with your air conditioning, I know a guy, too!


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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