For several weeks I have been emotionally moved while singing Chris Tomlin’s “The God of Angel Armies” in congregational worship. Throughout this time, an image has slowly formed in my mind as I owned the truth being sung. I asked myself, “What battles am I trusting God to fight on my behalf?” The answer came quickly. For quite some time I have referenced my struggles as my dragons. These were the battles I could not fight alone.
In the midst of these mental conversations, I began attending a seminary class on Angelology, Hamartiology, and Anthropology. The professor invited students to personalize their first assignment through one or more creative mediums. The door had been opened for me to unleash my percolating thoughts upon an unsuspecting canvas. In keeping with the class content, I pictured God as the great lion, commanding His angels yet near at hand in the foreground. These angels, intentionally left nondescript, battled onward, keeping the dragon at bay. Here is how I visualize the rich truth of this song (please forgive the unprofessional composition of the photo):
I invite you to contemplate my visual representation as you listen to its original inspiration, “The God of Angel Armies.” May it be as much of a blessing to you as it was to me.