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In 1 Samuel 20, there is the story of David and Jonathan . I’ve heard it said that every man should have a Jonathan in his life; a man who is closer than a brother. I’ve had the privilege of having a friend like that. We have know each other for almost 35 years and I can honestly say I trust Erik with my life. We’ve laughed, fought, talked and cheered for a long time together. I can honestly say that God speaks through him into my life more than either of us would care to admit. For me, sometimes I just need someone to stab me in the chest (as opposed to my back) and just tell me the truth no matter how painful it may be. It is for this reason I love the story of David and Jonathan. They’re friendship is an example of the kind of close relationship every man should have. May God bless my friendship with Erik and may He continue to strengthen us as we strengthen each other. It is fitting that today we read Proverbs 27:17, As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. And… Go Canes!!!