Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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
Friday, March 18, 2011
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.
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
Friday, March 11, 2011
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)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
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."