GOD PAUSE: The last thing I did last night was to pray for a dear family who just lost a precious loved one. So thankful that God is real to come alongside, feeling His comfort. Then first thing this morning I read of John's excitement about Jesus in I John 1:1 where he writes “We saw him with our very own eyes. We gazed upon him and heard him speak. Our hands actually touched him, the one who was from the beginning, the living expression of God.” Dear Lord, You are so real in our lives. We experience you on so many levels. Knowing and walking with you wasn't just something for the first disciples in the Bible. It's for me and my friend today. Thanks for being who you are in our lives. Amen and amen.