Monday, August 8, 2011

Praise Him in His holy house of worship

© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved
Praise Him!  What a grand finale for the Book of Psalms.  This is the last Psalm.  I'll be reading Proverbs next.  But today, this is a very uplifting Psalm.  There's a few descriptions that I really love:  "holy house of worship," "his acts of power," "his magnificent greatness."  These descriptions seem like they would only apply to our amazing, loving God!  And, from earth, we haven't seen or felt anything yet!  There's so much more to discover as we grow in Christ and eventually dwell with Him.

Psalm 150

1 Hallelujah!

Praise God in his holy house of worship,
praise him under the open skies;
2 Praise him for his acts of power,
praise him for his magnificent greatness;
3 Praise with a blast on the trumpet,
praise by strumming soft strings;
4 Praise him with castanets and dance,
praise him with banjo and flute;
5 Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum,
praise him with fiddles and mandolin.
6 Let every living, breathing creature praise God!

To the praise of His glorious grace!  Amen.  Thank You Father for the Psalms : )

About the doodle:  This drawing may seem a bit abstract.  I wanted to illustrate how I feel when I worship by singing at Church.  The trees are used to describe people who trust God throughout the Bible, drawing their strength from Him.  They symbolize people who fight the good fight, who pray for the faith and trust they need- their roots grow firm in the soil.  All the nations are part of His Church, so I used several colors on the little people.  Jesus is the head of the Church, the body of believers.  So I put a little sketch of Him on top.  White (not the skin tone, the color white) symbolizes purity of soul, innocence and holiness in early Christian art.  Yellow-gold symbolizes divine radiance.


  1. I just love your art and the meaning behind it Karen! How lovely!

  2. Thanks Colleen! I'm so glad you enjoyed it : ) God bless!