When I was in seventh grade, my best friend, Chloe, and I made some grand promises to each other: Moving to a new city together, buying houses on the same street, following the same career path, and being in each other’s weddings.
Now, 15 years later, I have no idea what she’s up to. I think she got married and bought a house, but I wasn’t there to witness any major life milestones. It makes me a little sad to think about the friendships of mine that didn’t last. At 12, I genuinely believed Chloe and I would know each other forever. What I didn’t realize then is that most of us will have friends come and go throughout our lives.
As I write this today, though, I’m grateful that many of the friendships I made in college—most notably the ones I made through InterVarsity— have survived life’s inevitable transitions.
Fact: Prayer Works
The summer after my sophomore year of college, I prayed to God for a community of friends. My time thus far in…