God Our King
For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm!
~ Psalm 47:7
This entity is my own idea. A peacock is a beautiful, majestic, king-like bird—just as God is our King. He is magnificent and breathtaking like the bird. Our life on earth is full, compared to Him, and simple. I choose a dull paper color for the background, but when you read closely, you will see fun, uplifting, sweet words.
These are the words people like to hear and think about, when they think of God. The words represent God always being present in our lives no matter how mundane our lives really are.
On a rainy winter night, with my lavender candle burning, I sat down and looked up inspiring and uplifting words in the dictionary: words that God would want anyone to feel and to say to each other—words to use as affirmations. Then I cut them out and glued them to paper. I copied this piece of paper with ecru colored paper. Then, I glued everything down. I sketched the peacock and then painted it with oil. The peacock’s eyes were drawn with a Sharpie marker.
Lord, let me always remember your magnificence, even when my life seems mundane. Amen.
~ Grace Kerlin, fifteen