I never know when a thought or phrase from the Bible will just jump off the page I’m reading and hit me right between the proverbial eyes of my heart. Well, it did once again this morning during my quiet time, a period of meditating and reading and listening for that ‘still, small voice of God’. I’m sure you also have such experiences, probably more than I have had. For years now I’ve begun my devotions by asking the Lord to show me something in His word that I haven’t seen or noticed before, a word or thought that will linger with me throughout my day. I knows He’s with me always, but I just, want to be more aware of Him, more in tune with and on a similar wavelength with my Lord. Maybe you feel much the same? The Psalmist, actually one or more of the sons of Korah who were assistants in the Temple worship, recounts how the Lord had given Israel great victories giving them the promised land when he says in verse 3 of Psalm 44, ‘it was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.’ Hear what the Psalmist is saying, really singing? All we have comes from the hand of God. His powerful arms protect us and provide for us. But more than that, just the light of His face, the love that’s felt– that’s what means the very most. When we are away from home for months on end as we are now, just to see the faces of our children and their spouses , to see the smiles and laughs of our grandchildren, the happy faces of friends coming in for dinner at our home–oh, what joy for us! Just to see their faces. Just that alone. Not buying me a thing, not giving me anything at all–just to see their faces. Just that alone. And that’s what verse 3 says to me today. Just to be with the Lord, just to see His face, just to stand or sit or bow before Him in all His majesty and power and beauty but most of all, His love for me…and you, all of us who believe in Jesus as our Savior and Lord. All of us. Just to see the love on His face! Think about that all day long. Oh, how I love that Bill and Gloria Gaither song, ‘It Will Be Worth It All’, where it says ‘it will be worth it all, just to see His face, when He claims us for His own, Then 10 million years to sing Amazing Grace, it will be worth it all when we get home.’ Just to see His face, and all the love that’s out of this world beaming down on you and me. That will be worth it all!