Friday 13 July 2012

Wordless Book

Have you ever heard of the wordless book?  As a child it was just that, a book without words arranged with certain colours and my parents would sing a song as they turned the pages. (Black, Red, White, Gold, Green)
"My heart was black with sin, until the Saviour came in.
His precious blood I know, has washed me white as snow.
And in God's Word I'm told, I'll walk the streets of gold.
To grow in Jesus each day, I'll read my Bible and pray."

I don't know who created this book or the song, but it's a favourite of mine and my children to.
As I was thinking of all the wonderful scripture I could use with this,  I was compelled to use this verse in John, because to me it's the gospel in a nutshell so to speak.  I have used this wonderful word art of this verse shared by Karen at Papercraft Memories.  I have been blessed to get to know Karen through her blog and learn what touches her heart as she creates each piece of scripture word art! I encourage you to pop over to see her HERE.
If you noticed on the card, there is one other colour that I've added. YELLOW.  There is another song that my family used to sing when I was young and that was the crayon song.  My children love it to.  Yet again, I don't know the author, but it's a song that both comforts and challenges me.  It goes like this.

"When I was just a little child, no higher than my knee.
My Mother bought a box of crayons, just for me.
Well I picked it up and opened it up and looked way down inside.
And the colours they reminded me of Jesus when he died.

Red is the colour of the blood that he shed.
Brown is the crown that they laid upon his head.
Blue is for royalty that in him did it dwell.
And yellow is for the christian who's afraid to tell.

Well I coloured and I coloured till the crayons were all gone
And though I am much older now, the colours linger on.

Red is the colour of the blood that he shed.
Brown is the crown that they laid upon his head.
Blue is for royalty that in him did it dwell.
And yellow is for the christian who's afraid to tell."

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first and also to the Greek." -Romans 1:16
This is my prayer.  That this may be said of me.  
I am also sharing this over at Word Art Wednesday.  A wonderful place to share scripture and encouragement!


Debbie said...

I love this idea!! We love both of those songs, too! Great card!!
I saw your feature post over at Papercraft Memories. All beautiful cards!!!

Bernadette Bliss said...

Saw you over on Karen's blog and thought I would stop by and say hello. Wonderful cards an this post is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer

Anonymous said...

I have not heard of that type of book, but what a brilliant idea this is and to have your child listen to you sing or sing along with you is time well spent for sure!! Thanks for sharing this precious idea!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!! :) HUGS

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty. Love that verse and the colors. The little heart charm is lovely.

Natalie said...

I've used the wordless book with my Sunday School class! A perfect Scripture to go along with it!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Jennifer, this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your love of Christ and how you infuse your home with the fragrance of his holiness.
I came over from "Karen's Escape", where she did a lovely article on you. I am a new follower of your blog. I hope you will come and visit me on my blogs - Tickell Expressions and Avadares Challenge Blog.
Blessing hugs,

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful entry Jennifer. Your card is beautiful also, and I'm always so grateful for what you share with us.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Mynn xx said...

One of my all time favorite verses--the hope it gives is amazing! LOVE how you've used different solid colors and added a bit of embossing! And your bow is so pretty! I hope you come and join me at Technique Tuesday--I'd love to see your creation! :)

Marlena M. said...

Amen, Amen, Amen! I love your card~I love your words Jennifer. I believe God gives us the boldness we need to glorify Him~I believe He has gifted you with much. I praise God for your boldness. ;)

Wendy Swenne said...

Love the clean and simple look of the card. The sentiment really pops out.

Thanks so much for playing along with us on WAW.