O God – you who are the friend of sinners, who call your servants friends, and who laid down your life for them:
I miss my friends.
Don’t get me wrong – I am thankful for my family, such as they are. I know I am part of generations of people. I am thankful for the ways I can still connect – by text, phone, picture, video. I am grateful for such gifts.
But I miss my friends.
I scroll through feeds & see people. I trade pics or videos, read notes & messages, but they are a poor substitute for presence.
You gave us bodies as people, and we long to be together. We -miss- each other when we are not -with- each other.
We are less ourselves when we are apart from others you have made.
My heart hurts in this time.
Use these days and lonely moments to show me that my sufficiency & contentment are through you, in whom I can endure all things. Give me a renewed heart for my friends for the glory of your name.