Waiting goes against our human nature. This verse reveals waiting as a prerequisite for renewed strength from the LORD. Uncial letters without any slant were used to characterize waiting. The rest of the verse is lettered in a stylized Chancery Cursive. This suggests movement and even flight. The hint of wings on either side of the first line help the reader imagine the strong wings of an eagle. Finally, the ultimate key to this renewed strength and ability to soar, is our LORD. His name is lettered in red, in a bold yet forward moving style.
Behind the Art
In 2000, our family moved into a beautiful home on my parents' farm in Ohio. With the help of many people, especially my Uncle Dave, we build that home. After we got the drywall up, Richard Scheiderer, a master craftsman from our church, volunteered to do the finish carpentry work. The front oak staircase is a sight to behold! To show our appreciation for all that had helped with our home, we held a banquet. At that banquet, we presented Richard with this lettered verse, one of his favorites. That home is now used to house a sweet Christian family who adopted around 26 children from around the world. Richard, your work has been put to very good use. Thank you!
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31