GOD PAUSE: I recently learned that in the Hebrew language there is no single word for “presence” of God. The best English description is actually “face to face.” After all, isn't the best part of any relationship? It truly is the best means of communication, of talking to each other. And God's presence --- that face to face experience with him --- is of most importance for you and me. I hear David saying in Psalm 27:8 “Lord, when you said to me 'Seek my face,' my inner being responded, 'I'm seeking your face with all my heart.” Dear Papa, the cry of our heart is for Your Presence. Nothing else matters as much. We are desperate for the “face time” with You. Oh how my friend and I need that right now in our lives. Without it, we die. Grant it in Jesus' mighty name. Amen.