I love the Psalms. Poetry, love, praise, drama, all pointing to God. I have read and re-read those words, hiding them in my heart. More recently I've studied them deeply, inspired by authors and theologians who better understand their mystery. And I think the most important thing I've learned is the simple, yet profound truth that while praying the Psalms, I am part of something so much bigger. The Psalms have been prayed by Christians and Jews for thousands of year. When we pray these words, we pray with all of those believers, voices together as a sort of symphony of praise.
And as I meditate on these words both day and night, I lift up my voice as part of this melodious song.
And these songs inspire me. And so I create and worship through these age old poems.
Over the next few weeks and months, I hope to make several of these pieces, each representing a part of a Psalm that is meaningful to me. I hope they inspire you to sing your part in this heavenly chorus.
A dollmaker in a little town with lots of flowers and birds.