Summer Fun: Art and Literature

How is your summer going?

I hope that it's going well.

One of the fun things that my daughter and I are doing this summer is "Drawing that Bible Story"!  What we do is read a Bible story then draw, paint or color a picture when done.

Since the book we used had a very colorful picture of Naaman and his servant at the Jordan, that is the picture we chose to draw.

Do you know the story of Naaman?

Naaman was a Captain of the host of the king of Syria.  The Bible says that he was:

-a great man
-honourable
-mighty man of valor

But even with all those wonderful characteristics, Naaman was a leper.  -2 Kings 5:1

Any kind of disease is awful, but having leprosy was like being dealt a death sentence.

Naaman's wife had a little maid that worshiped the living God.  Here is what verse 3 of 2 Kings says that the little maid said to Naaman's wife:

And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

Naaman went to visit Elisha the prophet.

And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. -kjv

But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. -kjv

Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. -kjv

And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? -kjv

Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

That is the story of Naaman.

You can find the entire story of Naaman here.

So when we finished reading the story we decided to draw out a picture using Crayola Crayons .

I wasn't sure how this picture would turn out but I kinda like it!

There is a big window in our art room slash homeschool room slash my office that let's in lots of sunshine.  So while we reading (and afterwards) we had the added bonus of summer sunlight shining through the window!

So that's a win.

And since we both love creating - making art, it was like summer fun art!

...and time spent with my youngest daughter is another win!

I love having little Bible reminders around the house.  ...and this one is sitting on the mantle at the moment.
Are you making any art with your children this summer?  It is actually a very relaxing and refreshing activity. 

And of course, you have the bonding thing going on too!  So that's another win with creating art with your children.

I am trying to make sure that my daughter is creating something daily.

...either with a pen, marker or the ipad.  
And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. -Luke 4:27

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