I've noticed that when I sit in church, facing the choir, cross and pastor I feel like an anonymous face lost in a crowd of people. When I sit in the choir and look out I see individual faces that make up the large group. I think we have this mind set about God that, as we walk through our days, we're just one more person in the crowd. Even though we're aware of the Lord, we may not sense the personal connection. But I believe that as God looks at the large crowd He sees the individual faces and, just as a good speaker will seek to make eye contact with individuals in the audience, so the Lord longs to connect with us on a personal basis. In that way we can know HIm, face to face.
Genesis 32:30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”