My spirit rejoices in God my savior.
Thoughts on the verse
This line of Scripture is from the song Mary, Jesus' mother, sings to praise God immediately following a powerful Holy Spirit moment experienced by her and Elizabeth, who is pregnant with the child who will become known as John the Baptist. In utero John recognizes and responds to the presence of Mary and Jesus and the text specifically says in verse 40 that "Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit."
That filling of the Holy Spirit communicates to Elizabeth who Mary's child will be. Indeed she says in verse 43 "Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me?"
I love that Mary's natural response to this holy moment is to worship!
Read the full story in Luke 1:39-56.
Thoughts on the design
Many times in my sketches have I explored what I visualize as an up and down dynamic we have in our relationship with God. Our prayers and praises and worship go up to Him. His love and peace and care comes down to us. So the vertical boxes you see encircling the word "spirit" and "God" represent that natural back and forth we have with God.
Next, the thicker line connects the 3 phrases together, putting our spirit, the action of rejoicing, and God in visual relationship.
Finally, I chose to have repeated boxes multiplying out from the word "rejoices" because I imagine the ripple effect of our praise continuing onward.
Thoughts on type
I was seeking a sans serif typeface that was a bit boxy to match the rectangle shapes. The font I chose need to have a thin or narrow version in order to parallel the thin lines. I chose to use the extra light version of Address Sans.
Thoughts on color
I chose a range of bright colors to be on top of the black and white textured background. I wanted the joyful nature of the verse to be showcased in celebratory and life-filled colors. This contrasts the black and white background, which might be interpreted as the messy gritty reality of life on earth.