Saturday, January 31, 2009

Psalm 91

I was recently commissioned to create a piece for my friend Cindy, using Psalm 91. I am flattered to be doing this project for her, because although we once lived in the same neighborhood, she's since moved to Wisconsin, yet she thought to call me to create this piece for a gift for one of her friends who still lives here in town. The only stipulations I've been given are some size guidelines, to use the entire psalm, and that the person's favorite color is orange. So far I've spent some time sizing and resizing the fonts - I'm going to use an old typewriter font and century gothic to highlight some of the words - to get it all to fit. Psalm 91 is long, compared to many of the quotes I use, so this is a challenge! Here's what I'm thinking for some of my materials:
Psalm 91

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-

10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation."

Because this psalm has been in front of me alot the last few days, I've been meditating on it quite a bit. It's been good. It's such a clear picture of trading in my fears for faith in Him. Am I willing to rest and trust in him daily? Some days I do better than others. I'm so thankful that His faithfulness never wavers. I'm also constantly singing the song "On Eagle's Wings" that we used to sing in grade school based on it. :)

1 comment:

  1. Love, Love, Love it! Love the papers. Love the frame, love the post--Love it!