God is a God of comfort, and many times God will comfort by providing another Christian to encourage us.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer needed such a man at the Preacher’s Seminary at Finkenwalde…

Things became easier for him when after initial difficulties he struck with a member of the first course a close friendship which supported him over the next few years.  Eberhard Bethge was the ideal supplement to Dietrich, who was often so buttoned up; his fellow students recall that Eberhard had an “infectious liveliness” (Renate Wind, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Spoke in the Wheel, 111).

Bonhoeffer and Bethge, though different, became very good friends.