Only Christ can meet our deepest longings, as he is the greatest friend of all. He is the closest of all friends, who does indeed stick closer than a brother. By his Holy Spirit he is always with us, wherever we are and whatever we are experiencing. We might be bereaved, divorced, unhappily single or in a difficult marriage, but as Christians we are never alone. We may be facing huge pressures and have no idea which way to turn, but in the midst of the confusion and darkness, Christ is with us. There can be no more constant friend. He has promised his disciples, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20), and God says, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Never! We have often let Christ down, but he is faithful.
— Vaughan Roberts