AUTHOR: Craig Ledbetter
Gerry, and Sally
To Make Jesus Your Very Best Friend
Wow! Wow! Oh Wow! Would you just look at all these potential FRIENDS!
Let’s see, if I just have enough, I could make him, and her, and her and him
and her, Oh, I could have all these people following me, and liking me, as my NEW
Sally, uh, what are you doing?
Just a minute Gerry… Let’s see, at 10 euros each, I could buy 10 new
Hi Gerry! I am running kind of low on friends lately, and I have started
saving my money so I could replace them!
do you expect to replace your old friends?
Easy! Offer each one 10 euros each to like me, and play with me, and do
the things I like to do – you know, be my friend!
you kidding me Sally?
Uh, is that too low a price? Ok, how about 15 euros?
Oh, all right – I’ll make it 20, but that’s my final offer!
You can’t BUY friends!
Really? It’s worked all the other times!
Funny though – every time I ran out of money, they always seemed to
disappear. But this time, I have a new job babysitting, so I shouldn’t run out
just a minute Sally. This is NOT going to work!
Oh yes it is – at 20 euros a piece, I can afford 5 new friends today!
Let’s see, I want the lady with the blue dress, the guy with almost no hair (I
think he NEEDS a friend), and the…
right there Sally! There is better way to get friends – in fact, it is the
How’s that Gerry? Oh, I know, with a new hair-style – maybe green,
huh? What do you think?
Bible says, TO SIMPLY BE FRIENDLY! Listen to Proverbs 18:24, “A man
that hath friends must shew himself friendly.” To get a friend, you
first have to be a friend!
I don’t understand – you mean, no trading, no boasting, no waving
money in people’s faces?
Sally! You could have more friends than you can handle if you’d just BE
a friend to people!
BE a friend?
around, and starting finding out what somebody else likes to do, and then do it
with them – don’t always expect them to do things only with you!
Hmmmmm. Sounds rough. I like my idea better. What if I paid 25
me again Sally – how many friends do you have today?
(sighing) None. I guess my way isn’t working. Is there a THIRD
afraid not Sally. But the Bible has more to say about the friends we choose. You
see, the best kind of friends, are those that love Jesus most of all – it is they
who will love you, even when you are bold, and selfish, and have no money!
Wow! I would like a friend like that?
died to show you He wants to be your friend, and your Saviour from
sin. He loves you.
I know He does Gerry! I asked Jesus to save me a few years back, but I
never thought of Him wanting to be my friend! Wow! I already have a friend –
one that loves me more than anything!
He does Sally! And because of Jesus, you can have a lot of new friends! Real
You’re my friend too Gerry, aren’t you? And you never cost me
you WERE supposed to buy me that ice cream last week, remember!?
Wait a minute! It was YOU who was supposed to buy the ice cream!
know! Just kidding – how about you and me going and getting that ice cream
Ok – and tell you what! After that, I want to play what ever YOU
want to play! Thanks Gerry!
Bible Baptist Church
Blarney, Co. Cork
Mallow, Co. Cork