GOD PAUSE: This week has been unusual for me in that I’ve participated in three funerals. Thankfully all three have been faithfully walking with God for many years. But I was reminded that not all that start with God, finish with Him. The Bible even tells of a man who started out well with God but then ended poorly. His name was Asa and God tells him in II Chronicles 16:9 “God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God's help.” Dear Lord, may I and my friend finish well. Help us to be loyal in following you till the end of life. Amen.