I once had the privilege of meeting an older woman who had moved away from her family. She knew no one in the area and she could have easily slipped through the cracks. When I knocked on her door, I too was in a new place far away from extended family and without any friends.
She was a very gentle person who had spent her life in the service of others. She loved easily and fiercely. In my first visit with her, I told her, “You are not forgotten. The Lord knows who you are and where you are. He loves you.” I knew He had not forgotten her because I was there to speak with her and share His word.
The Lord never forgets, no matter how far we move and how lonely we feel. The Lord remembered both of us. He sent me to her so that we could both have a friend in a lonely place.