GOD PAUSE: I was just reading in my quiet time how the city of Jerusalem is God's favorite place on earth. Then God talks about how happy the people are who say they are born there. Psalm 87:6 says “And when He counts her citizens, recording them in His registry, He will write by their names 'This one was born again here!' I couldn't help but remember that in the book of Revelation, there is the Lamb's Book of Life. And names are written there of people who have received God's gracious gift of eternal life. Dear Lord, we know that you have a divine registry of the citizens of heaven. What joy fills our hearts, knowing our names are in it! And may we share your Good News so that others will be in that book, too. Amen and amen.