The Gospel Doctrine lesson was titled “The Lord Be Between Me and Thee for Ever.” It was a lesson about the friendship between David and Jonathan in the Bible.
The two weren’t exactly run-of-the-mill chums. Just as “holy matrimony” involves three people — the husband, the wife and the Lord — Jonathan and David had a “holy friendship,” a friendship involving God.
God held them together.
It was friendship elevated.
It was a “covenant friendship.”
Theirs was the kind of friendship home teaching and visiting teaching were designed to be.