The Unintended Page
Often I journal verses that have been verses I have turned to many times, favorite passages that are like old friends. I had been thinking about journaling this page for a couple weeks. A favorite passage that tells us how valuable we are to our Father, that we should stop stressing and being anxious (something I need to hear, frequently), and has great imagery that would would go hand-in-hand with a illustration!
“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” -Mathew 6:26-30
So I had a thought in my head that involved colored pencil drawing of Lilies and birds, I flipped to the verses, read the entire page, and as a was almost finished drawing the first lily, I realized I was on the wrong page! At some point while planning two pages must have gotten stuck together, and I didn’t realize it. At first I was frustrated, and there was no mention on flowers on the page I did journal. I wanted to fix the page quickly.
The new, unintended, page was about several miracles Jesus performed. I chose Jesus calming the winds and sea. The waves covered the lily. I am happy with the finished page, and enjoyed the time I spent on the unattended verses. In fact, I have decided to do more journaling without preplanning, just jumping in on a new page.
Did you find the lily?
Supplies: Colored Pencils (I use Prismacolor)