I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends. (Walt Whitman, 19th century poet and essayist)
Among the great blessings of life are those undeserved gifts of grace, benefits we don’t work for or earn. Like the gifts that God offers in response to faith, not achieved by our efforts but out of his heart of love. Earthly friendships are like that, too. When God gives us a friend, it is a gift to be appreciated, cared for, and cherished.
A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. (Proverbs 17:17)