Illuminated Psalm 100:1-4
Illuminated Psalm 100:1-4 - by Adam Rhine
Acrylic, Watercolor, and Colored Pencil on Arches Watercolor Paper

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"A Psalm of thanksgiving. Call out to the Creator, everyone on earth. Serve God with joy, come before Him with joyous song. Know that our Essence is God. He has made us and we are His. His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name." Tehillim/Psalm 100:1-4

Imagine if everyone on earth cried out in joyful unison, “Thank you, Creator!” The world would be transformed! God is our Maker, Shepherd and Protector, and each of us has a divine soul that is deeply cherished. His Ownership of us is our true identity.

King David teaches that expressing gratitude is the key to a happy and healthy life. True service derives from acknowledging our Creator in everything we have and everything we do, and in treating our world as the sacred ground of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

Let us be thankful each day for the great and small things we are given. This restores the balance of giving and receiving in our lives. And just as the Shepherd looks after each of His sheep, let us care for each other.

At every entrance, at every new beginning and at each moment of enlightenment, let us stop to bless and thank our Maker, knowing that everything comes from Him, and that we have divine purpose. Thank You!

Text by Louise Temple from the 2011 calendar "Illuminated Psalms"