There is a new trend in Bible study called "Bible journaling" which goes beyond note-taking.
It involves "drawing Scripture" - creating images that help illustrate the principles, concepts, promises, precepts, and insights in Scripture.
Why has this become so popular?
Because we are creative beings, made in the image of the Creator (Genesis 1:1, 31).
A.W. Tozer wrote: "I believe God sang when He created things...Look at the sunset...Do you think that God splashed the lovely, beautiful sky with rose, cerise, blue and white and wasn't smiling when He did it?" *
Drawing, painting, sewing, writing, story-telling, singing, designing, taking photos, cooking, playing musical instruments, building things, gardening....these and all other creative human endeavors are not products of evolution.
God created a universe that operates according to scientific principles, but He didn't create it sterile, stiff, or utilitarian. He infused it with creative beauty, and He enjoys that beauty daily.
And you and I enjoy it too.
Today, set aside some time to be creative in your own way.
Perhaps you could write a Psalm of joy to your Creator.
* Attributes of God, God's Infinitude, page 11
Image used with permission of Time Warp Wife
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