Bible Doodle: Matthew 1:1-1

Do you read the geneaologies in the Bible or skim through them quickly? I must confess that my usual mode is a quick glance for names I recognize, but there is something that draws the eye in Matthew’s lineage of Jesus—FIVE WOMEN ARE LISTED!
I want to know why. Don’t you?

Women in lineage

words→pictures→doodle→for some of us: art

If you’re looking for a new way to spend time in the scriptures listening for what God has to say to you today, you might try doodling.

I am not an accomplished artist, but I am a life-long doodler. Here’s the method I use. I invite you to adapt it to fit your own style and skillset.

  • Read the verses and pray about them.
  • Ask yourself:
    • Is there a word or phrase the jumps out at me?
    • What visual comes to mind? (It may be as simple as colors, an abstract, a word, or a stick figure…)
    • Do the verses remind me of something or someone in my life?
    • If I was going to explain this concept to a 6-year-old, what picture would aid in understanding?
  • Draw a picture or write the words and let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts.

Feel free to share your work in the comments.

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