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All through the Scriptures, God uses illustrations to teach lessons and communicate ideas. Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd" (John 10:11a) and "I am the true vine" (John 15:1a). "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid" (Matthew 5:14). Jesus often spoke in parables to His followers to communicate His message. I use chalk to communicate His message. I draw a picture to illustrate a Biblical truth. People will often watch a chalk drawing to “hear” a message they might not otherwise hear. I have found that it causes the message to be remembered.
Down through the ages, people have used drawings in attempts to communicate. It is proven that people remember eighty percent of what they see versus only twenty percent of what they hear. Some things that are difficult to explain in words may be better conveyed with a picture. In John 8:4-11 the Lord Jesus Christ was met with a grave situation involving a woman caught in adultery. By the Old Testament Law, she was to be stoned. She was brought to Jesus by a mob big enough to carry out such a punishment. In response to the angry crowd, Jesus stooped to the ground and began to write something in the sand. We are not told what He wrote, but it changed the heart of everyone there.
God has blessed my chalk art ministry over the past several years. I’ve had the honor of drawing in several states as I spread the good news. I was recently interviewed by Scott Mason, the Tar Heel Traveler. It is my prayer that God continues to bless my ministry in the years to come so that others will be won to the Lord.
In His Grip
Pastor David West