Drawing on Scripture
Several years ago, I learned of a growing trend called Slow Art- there’s even a recognized Slow Art Day, friends. You literally go to a museum and slowly look at art. It sounds slightly ridiculous, I know, but imagine studying a piece so long that you take note of each brush stroke, every individual color, the very method of creation. And have you noticed the amount of illustrated Bibles and coloring devotionals on book shelves these days? I think they’re on to something and I think it’s deeply interwoven with the meaning of selah.
PAUSE + MEDITATE.
Taking time to slowly digest a passage of Scripture or a single verse or even a single word from the Word is one of my favorite ways to just be with Jesus. I grab a cup of coffee (usually reheated from the morning…), my Bible, a sketch pad, and my cute pouch stuffed full of Sharpies and pens. Then I choose a verse; it might be random, it might be one that I’ve spent time with before, or it might be one that came to my heart as I was trying to decide which one to meditate on. Then I carefully handletter the verse in my sketchpad. It’s that simple. It doesn’t need to look like perfect. It doesn’t even need to be good. It’s all about the process, dwelling on the Lord’s promises as you work.
And I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had the opportunity to share a verse I’ve doodled with a friend who needed the encouragement. Funny how that works, huh? So share with us! Post a picture of your work of art (with the hashtag #selahtuesday) on Instagram and tell us what you learned in the process of being slow with Scripture.