God has created the earth and the stars and everyone who will ever love me.
Whatever I look for, God knew and brought into being.
And all that I've ever loved exists for all time in the One who loves first and loves best.
God's love is sacrificial joy and willing servitude,
but it is not beyond my efforts
and it is only temporarily painful,
because all that is not love will be burned away
until all that I am rightly sings God's praise
and echoes with all the voices on the endless shore.
We've picked a difficult path but don't worry-
Jesus has danced down it before us.