Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Christian-themed Coloring Pages

What Are These Wounds Coloring Page Go to coloring page!

This new coloring page of a young girl examining the hand of the Resurrected Lord came after a particular difficult night of parenting, and served as both reminder and reprimand to a father who ultimately is trying to do just this very thing: lead his children to the Lord Christ Jesus. Out of context this coloring page has some short comings and obvious weaknesses, but I find the significance of pages like this one are what encourage me to keep pushing forward, wanting to do better, want to be better.

As I worked through a series of thoughts and emotions associated with this coloring page, I came to contemplate what a powerful experience it would be to stand in the position of this little girl. I thought of the indelible impression that this experience would leave upon her mind, and how this would change her life in infinitely good ways, and how it would perpetuate throughout her own lifetime, and into the shaping and molding of her posterity.

This coloring page is a probable scene taken from the Book of Mormon wherein the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to the inhabitants of the ancient Americas shortly after his death and resurrection. Particularly notable in this instance is his ministry to the little children which is related in 3 Nephi 17.

Lehi's Vision of the Tree of Life Coloring Page Go to coloring page!

Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, the account of Lehi leaving Jerusalem is found in 1 Nephi. Some time after having left Jerusalem, he told his family about a dream he had had the night before. What followed was an amazingly symbolic dream wherein he describes seeing a tree of life and many other symbols relative to Christ's gospel and how one follows it.

This coloring page was extracted from the Book of Mormon mazes project that I am working currently. While some of the mazes don't function well as stand alone coloring pages, this one does. Treated with a bent towards the symbolic, this coloring page features stylized depictions of key elements of Lehi's Vision, including the tree of life, the iron rod, the dark and dreary mists, the great and spacious building, the river of filthy waters, and Father Lehi himself standing by the tree with a partially eaten piece of fruit.


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