when you drive there for a week away and between northern california and central oregon you see more trees than you've ever seen before and you wonder about the invisible horizon blocked by forests and you remember how small you really are, how big the world really is and you breathe in deep and sit still and your soul whispers who am i to be anything more than dust in this crazy big world.

but there is this creator who made all this and who holds all of it together and calls to you. you! to you so small, he calls you to his love, to be loved, to be love and it's a mystery and makes no sense but it does make this life make sense.

let love and faithfulness never leave you. bind them around your neck write them on the tablet of your heart