In this time of pandemic, some of us have felt lonely, unable to see our loved ones and friends. This has been hard! Sisters and brothers, we can find some comfort in the promise that we are never alone. As the old hymn goes, though, “What a friend we have in Jesus!” What a comfort that is, that the one who loves us and desires to be with us gives us an opportunity to bring “all our sins and griefs to bear,” that we might be made new.

Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one’s nearest kin. – Proverbs 18:24