The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. (Sir Hugh Walpoe, 20th century English novelist)

Speaking of meeting such a friend, Walpole goes on to say, “It is a sort of Divine accident.” We sometimes talk of certain strong marriages as “made in heaven.” We can certainly say the same of strong friendships. Human beings can have such a fulfilling life when they discover a deep, lasting relationship.

Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord (1 Samuel 20:42).