By Hannah Logan
In college, I remember driving home from church one day and listening to my friends tease about this song. I did not know how to articulate in a theological debate then about why I disagreed with them. I still do not know how to do that but I know so deeply that I do. The song is cheesy and corny in every way but the truth of the song has sustained me for 5 years. I know with certainty and great hope that Christ is my dearest, truest friend and His Word, my most treasured companion.
My friends may have been worried that calling Him, friend, took away from His sovereignty, omniscience, and power; but I believe it only magnifies it. I recently saw this quote that communicates that idea so beautifully:
More and more I see God as the Almighty Listener. More and more I see how preoccupied we are with the “answers” to our prayers, never acknowledging the utterly omnipotent and compassionate act of God’s hearing them. In contrast with the half-open ears of even our dearest friends, we have a listening as large as the universe. -Garret Keizer
My husband and I have moved three times in the last 4 years and two of those times we didn’t know anyone in the area. These have been hard years and I have found loneliness as a constant nagging at my soul that is tempting me to despair. But God, has been there every step and everyday. He has wiped my tears and carried my sorrows. He has held me so tenderly and sung truths of His promises over me. He has led me beside still waters and refreshed my soul. When I was faithless, He remained faithful.
Today, my inmost being sings shouts of praises for His dear friendship. I am so thankful to know Him as such.