We have many people in our lives that we consider friends. Some are co-workers, some are from school, or church, but then there might be one who grabs a hold of your heart. This one friend might be a match that God pulled the strings in order to bring the two of you together. There is a moment that you know; it’s as if God shines a spotlight on that human and says “this is my gift to you, a true friend.” It’s in that moment that your souls are knit together, and a godly bond is created. I believe that this might be a rarity, so if you find it, don’t let it go. Jesus says “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus laid His life down for us; it doesn’t get any better than that! God gives us an example of what true friendship should look like with David and Jonathan. They were beautifully bound together. Scripture says that Jonathan loved David as his own soul. If you find this kind of friendship, cultivate it, and cherish it.
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 1 Samuel 18:1