It’s such a great idea! Why didn’t we think of it a long time ago? Simply gather your scrapbook materials and put your doodling skills to good use, and the next thing you know, you’ll have a Bible that’s filled with color and fun!
If that’s what it’s all about, my friends, I kindly issue a warning.
Surely you know by now that I love to pair Scripture study with creativity. I feel rather handicapped without my Bible notebook and colored pencils! It’s amazing how many extraordinary, innovative, even unusual ways we can find to saturate ourselves with God’s Word.
The Bible is not a coloring book. It’s a sacred text, for in it are the very words of God. We must take care, that in our fun and games, we don’t trivialize what God declares great and holy.
The Bible is more than print and paper. Those pages you’re coloring go much deeper. Beyond the ink, you find the mind of God. As you circle and shade, glue and stamp, allow yourself to think deeply. To wonder, and imagine, and take it all in. There’s no end to the vast ocean before you.
My caution is simple. If Bible journaling deepens your knowledge of God, keep it up! But if it’s nothing but a scrapbooking session, may I suggest your Bible time may be better spent with the frills aside? For when we sit at the feet of Jesus, we must sit in rapt attention.
There were many who saw him, heard him, touched him, even followed him. But never knew him.
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