Monday, March 28, 2011

Jesse anointed David

After Jesse called his youngest son, David, the Lord said to Samuel, "Rise and anoint him, for this is the one."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jesse's sons. 1 Samuel 16:10.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Samaritan Woman

The woman at the well.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Moses struck the rock

One of the strongest images in the Bible is the story of the Israelites complaining in the desert that they have no water. Moses prays to the LORD, who tells him to take his staff and strike the rock. Moses strikes the rock, and the water flows.

Ever afterward, the story was remembered as a time of unfaithfulness at Massah and Meribah.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jesus was tired

In the story of Jesus and the woman at the well, I imagine Jesus dozing as he rested from his journey.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Nicodemus came to Jesus at night

In John 3, Nicodemus comes to Jesus at night. Did he come at night because he didn't want to be seen by others, or because he wanted a private interview? Either way, it seems like a furtive, daring mission by Nicodemus. He was a seeker who couldn't keep away from this Jesus who was so intriguing.

Abraham with his flocks

I imagine Abraham travelling with all his flocks and herds and lots of people. Must have been a slow journey as they let the sheep and animals graze along the way.

Abraham the patriarch

Yesterday I made a sketch of the wrong lesson. The Old Testament lesson for Sunday is about Abraham. God said to Abraham, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you." (Genesis 12:1) My image of Abraham is that he had a strong face.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The people quarreled with Moses

In the Old Testament lesson for next Sunday, the people quarrel with Moses in the desert, saying, "Give us water to drink."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Jesus was famished

Another in my Lenten series. This one is from the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness: "After Jesus was baptized, he was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished." (Matthew 4:1)


I made this sketch for my Lenten series. This one is from Genesis 3:1"Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD God had made." 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ash Wednesday

I've decided that during Lent my spiritual discipline will be to make a sketch every day of the scripture lessons coming up for the week. Today my sketch is for Ash Wednesday.

On Ash Wednesday, the Prayer Book says, "I invite you to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word."