GOD PAUSE: I may have been born in flatland northern Ohio, but I've always loved the mountains. I think it's because they have such a sense of peacefulness and stability. Maybe that's why David says in Psalm 125:2 “Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord's wrap-around presence surrounds his people, protecting them now and forever.” My dear friend, I pray that you sense and feel God's protection and loving nearness right now. Yes, especially right now. Dear Papa, I pray a release of your wrap-around presence in my friend's life right now. Like a warm blanket, let it be a very noticeable thing. Amen and amen.