When I was approached by Girls Camp leadership to be a “camptivity” (break-out) camp leader, my initial thought was, “No way! That’s a crazy idea. I don’t have anything special to teach them.” But the more I thought and prayed about it, the more excited I became to share my passion of Bible journaling.
Those of you who have not heard of Bible journaling, it’s a way to get your creative juices flowing (even for a non-creative type like myself) and to meditate on the Word of God and His promises for us. Just like any media of art, there’s a wide range from color coded note taking to Picasso-like masterpieces reflecting what the Holy Spirit has laid on your heart while being in the Word.
I loved the fact that I had the freedom to come up with my own lessons and verses to teach while Bible journaling. One of my favorite stories of the foreshadowing of Jesus is The Passover. Most of us were taught about The Passover as children, so I thought that would be a great place to start. Exodus 12:5-13”…It is the Lord’s Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood [of the Lamb], I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you.” After reading that passage, who does that sound like? Our perfect and spotless Lamb that was slain for me, for you, for the girls sitting around with their colored pencils, ready to draw in their Bible.
Together, we drew a lamb (on a separate piece of paper) with the words, “foreshadowing – a hint of what’s to come: Jesus, the perfect lamb without blemish, shed his blood for our own Passover.” Now, I know when these young ladies stumble upon that lamb they will be transported back to summer camp, listening to the story of The Passover and will remember the last and final sacrifice of Jesus. That alone is why I loved sharing this activity with them.
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Nikita V held one of the camp rotations as well as one of the camptivities based on Bible Journaling. This activity was one of the favorites listed by campers in their end of camp survey.
Debbie S, ClownsUnderConstruction, and Christina G held other camp rotations about Bible Journaling.