During quarantine, a lot of people I know have been taking up creative hobbies. I’ve seen tons of Instagram posts of people sharing their sourdough bread recipes, knitting projects, and watercolor paintings.
Being creative is definitely a gift from God—a gift that we might not always think of! Creative projects have actually been instrumental in my faith, as it makes me appreciate different facets of God’s character, as well as appreciating all of the blessings He has given me.
Bible journaling is a thing right now. Instagram is filled with photos of people strategically placing their margin drawings alongside their coffee cup and a vase of flowers.
Just in time for Christmas, three new margins for you to use in your Journal Bible. Enjoy!
We hope you are enjoying journaling while you read your Bible. Here are some more great Bible marginalia from Pat Maier. Enjoy!
So often I hear rich truths from the Bible in the lyrics of a hymn. "A Mighty Fortress" brings to mind the imagery of several psalms, including Psalm 46 and Psalm 18. Since I've already shared a margin for Psalm 46, I decided to connect these words with God's Word in Psalm 18:2. What a mighty fortress is my God—my rock, my refuge, shield, deliverer, and stronghold. He is my salvation!
Marginalia is the ancient term for any words, markings, or drawings added to the blank spaces around the text on the pages of a book. Bible marginalia is nothing new---monks did it, Bach drew inspiration from it, and my grandmother did it. Many of you are already in the habit of adding notes in your margins!