Jesus Christ is our very closest Friend. He definitely intends to provide everything we need. No want can be unsupplied. No sorrow will go uncomforted. Truly no evil can master us. For time and eternity we are safe.
It will not be the streets of gold, and the gates of pearl, and the river and the trees, that will make heaven for us—it will be the companionship, the friendship of Christ. Our hearts can never find true peace without Him drawing close to us. He is aggressive in this, Jesus pulls Himself as close as we allow.
“…The consciousness that Christ is our Friend and we are His should check every evil thought, quell every bitter feeling, sweeten every emotion, and make all our life holy, true and heavenly.” – J.R. Miller
“It is a joy to Jesus when a person takes time to walk more intimately with Him. The bearing of fruit is always shown in Scripture to be a visible result of an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.” – Oswald Chambers
“O, the fullness, the pleasure, the sheer excitement of knowing God here on earth.” -Jim Elliott