Janette is the most friendly chicken we have. She’s playful, busy and most always and I mean, most always in the way. When we’re out there getting food in the bin, she’s there.While water is being sprayed into the water containers, she’s watching. When we get the wagon to help us with cleaning coops, she’s there and late in the afternoon when all of the chickens are already on the roost, Janette can be found getting one last morsel from the food tin.I think she’s actually wanting to hang out with us even into the late hour!
There is an open space between two runs and it is Janette that traverses between the two. None of the other hens, and there are fourteen, go from one run to the other except Janette. She just rules the roost as they say. Yesterday, Kristie, my youngest, built an actual walk-up to help her go from one run to another. This morning she was the only one using the plank. I had to laugh.
Being friendly is something the Bible has much to say about. It is clear from the scriptures that to have a friend you must be a friend. Friendship is like family because God’s Word says a friend sticks closer than a brother.
And then there is Janette! She is our favorite chicken. Why? She loves us. She’s involved. She’s friendly. She shows it and we in turn reciprocate .
We should learn a lesson from this chicken.
Scriptures about being a friend. Are you a good friend?
Proverbs 18:24- A man that hath friends must show himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
John 15:13 “Greater love huh no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend”.
Proverbs 27:17-Iron sharpeners iron; so a man sharpeners the countenance of his friend.
Proverbs 29:17-Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do”.