Wonder and Majesty

[This post was originally published as part of On the Lookout for Hope, Gracie's senior project. It's very much related to Once and Still, and was part of the journey God has lead us on to where we are today. You can check out more from On the Lookout for Hope here.]

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Whew! It's been a crazy couple of months! I've been very, very busy, which is a wonderful thing, but its been awhile since I did something just for fun. I absolutely love the book of Job--it speaks so beautifully of the pain and sorrow of life, but more importantly of the majesty, power and mercy of God in the midst of all of it.  The other day I was re-reading chapter 41 about the leviathan, which has always been such a fascinating chapter for me. I love that in the midst of his chastisement of Job,  God is also revealing what to me is this incredible hope and joy that not only is He powerful and King of the Universe, He is awesomely creative. The mere fact that the leviathan (dragon? Sea creature? It doesn't much matter) exists (or existed, whatever) is incredibly exciting to me.  It's magical, and overwhelms me with God's majesty and imagination as Creator.   I just love it.

Anyway, I've been wanting to experiment more with watercolors, so I painted this yesterday. I really have no idea what I'm doing with watercolors, but it was good to try some things. I usually create things in such a different way; it was hard to push my brain into a different mode, and it didn't completely work, so I brought it into photoshop and added some textures and the wording. It wasn't originally about Job, but the wonder of it fit so perfectly, so:

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