How is your afternoon?
Bill and I are visiting a new church.
We didn't intend to leave our old church but our car seems to drive itself on Sunday and we find ourselves worshiping with a new little congregation.
I initially visited back in March because the church was going to begin sharing our early education classrooms at the school.
I wanted the sharing of space to be as seamless as possible.
I enjoyed the service and told Bill about it.
He decided to come with me and we have not been back to our old church since then.
On Sunday they gave us little Moleskine Journals to go along with the summer sermon series on the Psalms.
The sermon was on Psalm 1.
"That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-what ever they do prospers." Psalm 1: 3
I began drawing the tree firmly planted.
The series slide had a mountain so I drew that too.
Why hasn't this occured to me before?
Journaling hasn't been my strong suit.
Illustrating a journal is quite like finding pictures to go along with a blog post.
I found that by drawing the Psalm, I was solidifying the truth in my heart and mind.
I seem to get something out of the sermon each time we attend this church.
I don't mean to sound eerie but I feel like the teacher is talking to me.
You see, my heart has some burdens and disappointments.
I won't go into detail but I have some hard questions for God.
Questions that have gone unanswered for at least a decade.
Waiting on the Lord requires a patience that quite frankly, I haven't achieved.
I will plant myself by the stream, find rest for my soul, and call out to Jesus on behalf of others.
Have you ever illustrated a Bible story?
I can't wait to see what this little journal is going to look like by the end of the summer.