Face to Face

July 5

I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use pages and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete. 2 John 1:12

A dear friend, whom I have not seen for two years and her husband are here visiting.
We used to live in the same neighborhood and now we live several states apart. While emails, phone calls, card and gift exchanges keep our relationship alive I feel like John in the above verse...my joy has been complete with this face to face exchange the past few days.

Looking into someone's eyes, holding their hands in prayer and hugging them in sincere embrace allow for love to flow in a way only God could create.

Taking to time to get off alone and seek God face to face affords us the opportunity for the same sort of exchange with our Creator.

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
Psalm 105: 4

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror;
then we shall see face to face.
1 Corinthians 13:12

Ah, the joy which we become complete beyond our wildest expectations is the joy of seeing God face to face in heaven.