Monday, April 21, 2008
This week's Salt challenge: "His Presence" was a difficult challenge for me because I knew right away I wanted to use Psalm 139 ("Where can I go from your presence...."). I plan to design stamps from this psalm, so it's hard to find myself using a computer generated text for something I want to have my own stamps for! Note I said "stamps," not stamp ... the Psalm is too long for a single stamp!
I decided to focus on those verses in the Psalm that deal with the Lord's presence in our lives. It still was rather too long, but I just managed to make it fit onto an A2 card. As I was continuing to design it (the pink vellum in the middle seemed like a neat concept, but as you can see, it made the text just a bit too blurry), I realized I had not proof-read as thoroughly as I had thought, can you find the error? At this point, I'm not going to have time (or the heart, lol!) to redo the challenge, so I'll leave it as it is. :-)
I encourage each of you to read the full Psalm, it is a beautiful statement of the amazing love of God for us. Sometimes I find it's easier to accept God's amazing love and grace for someone else, than for myself. Knowing I'm probably not unusual in that way, I like to send a personalized version of this Psalm out to others so that they can see that God has these same thoughts toward them, and not just David. ("Oh Lord, you have searched Carol and you know Carol. You know when she sits and when she rises....").