You only meet your once-in-a-lifetime friend… once in a lifetime. (Little Rascals, animated cartoon)
We may have a lot of friends, people that are more than mere acquaintances, but not really close. Friends with whom we could share anything and can trust to keep a confidence. But we don’t have to be limited to just one. We occasionally might become close to someone and note that they are “My newest best friend.” Thank God for the really wonderful life-time friends!
Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable? . . . a real friend sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 20:6; 18:24)