17For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Now this is a story about friendship, when and where it shows up, and what to do with it when it arrives.
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name (Psalm 91:14).
Though you have not seen him you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him, and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls (1 Peter 1:8,9).