Coloring a form of worship

Children enjoy getting new crayons and coloring books. Coloring is a relaxing hobby that is not just for kids. Adults have jumped in on the fun.  Thousands of uniquely designed coloring books are available at bookstores and online. 

Recently, I purchased a purple note-taking Bible with my name engraved in silver letters. The margins of the Bible have pictures and scripture verses to color and blank lines for journaling and thoughts. 

I had never thought that coloring could be a form of worship until I received my new Bible.  People worship by singing, dancing, and praying. So why not coloring? 

I start by picking a page to color.  Then I read the scripture on those pages and begin coloring and thinking about the story I have read. I have found that I spend more time pondering the scripture as I color.  

Joshua 1:8 says, "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."

If coloring allows me to meditate on the word for longer periods of time then this would be a great worship tool for anyone at any age.