Emily C. McPhie
Nephi set an example for scripture readers to "liken all scriptures" unto themselves—to personalize and learn from scriptural accounts (1 Nephi 19:23). In this image, McPhie places herself in the account given in Isaiah by painting a seraphim, or heavenly being, preparing a young woman for service, removing a live coal from an altar with tongs and intending to place it on the young woman’s mouth. "Here am I," the woman seems to say with scriptural language. "Send me" (Isaiah 6:8).