GOD PAUSE: This morning, God reminded me of my college dorm friend, Ephraim Zeray. Doing some research, I think he passed away a few years ago. But anyways, Ephraim was an Ethiopian. We would laugh as he put his very black arm next to my very white one. God reminded me about him when I read Jeremiah 13:23 that says “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.” Dear Lord, only you can radically change the course of a life. Only you can dramatically change a person's behavior and character. Thanks for doing that in me and my friend. Amen.