This is my favorite Psalm. I generally use a different translation, but for this piece, I wanted to use the NIV, as it uses the words, "I cling to you." I want to cling to Him. I want to hold on tight and never let go.
I created another scene for this Psalm a few years ago when I first started doing this. But as I lean into these words, different themes and images emerge. And the thought of clinging to God, holding onto him, grasping at his power is so compelling to me that I made a separate piece.
May you cling to God today and always.
Psalm 63 (NIV)
1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.
9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword
and become food for jackals.
11 But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God will glory in him,
while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
A dollmaker in a little town with lots of flowers and birds.