Good friends, like all things in this world, come and go. The friends we had during our childhood have grown and moved on with their lives. Our high school and college friends have relocated to better their careers. Friends and coworkers that we at one time considered our good friends have changed jobs or relocated to different cities, and we easily seem to lose track of them. Throughout a lifetime, the average person will lose hundreds of friends due to various situations, and it is often sad and depressing to lose a good, close friend.

Everyone needs friends, and establishing friendships in our lives, it is important for a satisfying and content existence. Our Heavenly Father is the ultimate friend that everyone needs in this world, and knowing that He is one friend that will never leave us should provide us peace of mind.

The Bible tells us that a friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17). It tells us that God loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

Earthly friendships rarely last a lifetime, but God’s friendship and love are eternal.

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