Fred (my husband) and I along with 2 old friends from university days went to the Keith & Kristyn Getty concert in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast last night.
The Gettys were joined by Stuart Townend who co-wrote the modern hymn "In Christ Alone" with them and also some other pieces.
I have to say that I enjoyed the pieces Stuart was involved in most but overall it was a good night out made better by going with friends.
The four of us had dinner first in Benedicts restaurant which Fred & I had only been to once before on the graduation of our son Daniel from Queens University (a great university but then I'm biased because both Fred & I studied there).
We had been living in Belgium for over 6 years and had not seen these friends all during that time and also for a few years before that but when it is true friends the time gap doesn't matter. Yes there is more to catch up on but the familiarity and the ease of conversation and the knowledge of the care and understanding on each side is still there.
True friendship lasts throughout any space of time.
This was the third night of concerts in the Waterfront for the Gettys and it is lovely to think of so many people singing God's praise there together.
Do you keep in touch with old friends?
I'm grateful for old friends, are you?