Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scripture & A Snapshot {Week 24}

Every time my children color with crayons they inevitably spend an equal amount of time removing the wrappers. One afternoon I noticed several crayon wrappers on the table, empty yet perfectly shaped.

Crayon Wrappers

They reminded me of how many people live seemingly perfect and beautiful lives, but when you take a peek inside that life it suddenly seems hollow and empty. The perfect wrapping fools us for a short while. But it never fools God.

Empty Wrappers

Then there are the "naked" crayons. They bare all their bold color with careless abandon. It is these crayons that remind me of the people who truly have Christ. They are solid - even if they've been broken. They don't try to cover up who they are, and they are filled with a vibrant and pure beauty that reflects what their Creator intended.

Bare Crayons

Entering into this fullness is not something you figure out or achieve. It's not a matter of being circumcised or keeping a long list of laws. No, you're already in—insiders—not through some secretive initiation rite but rather through what Christ has already gone through for you, destroying the power of sin.
Colossians 2:11
(The Message)


Want to join in this challenge?
Here's how to participate:

1. Select a scripture.
My hope is that each week you will search your Bible and select a verse that has meaning for you.
Here's a link to a good Bible verse search engine.

2. Add a photo to it.
I hope that you will chose a photo that goes with your chosen scripture, and not just throw these two elements together. The photo can be from your archives or a new shot. Please only use your own photos. You can have the scripture on your photo, below it, make a collage - however you want, as long as the two elements are together!

3. Put the Scripture & a Snapshot button in your post.
You won't be deleted or banned if you don't. It just helps spread the word...and the Word. ;) 

It also helps visitors from the blog hop quickly identify your Scripture & a Snapshot post.

4. Come back here and link up your post. 
Please link directly to your Scripture & A Snapshot post, not the home page of your blog.


  1. What creative photos. Love the verse too.

  2. Absolutely wonderful post - everything about it!

  3. Well done!!! PErfect and much needed to be said! I thank GOd for YOu and your blog!

  4. Katie ~ What an amazing message found in something so simple!

  5. This was so beautiful to read and so true. Take off the wrappers and that is what God is really interested in! Great pictures!

  6. What a beautiful message you have discovered in something so simple and everyday!! Love it!

  7. Oh Katie, I love the Message version of this verse. Col. is full of so much wisdom and your photos really paint a lovely picture of the truth's of God's Word.

    Thank you for sharing.

  8. The crayons are a creative subject to relay your message from scripture. Very nice!

  9. This is such a simple but creative post. Thanks for sharing this .

  10. Wow Katie, this is beautiful. The photos- the message everything. Thank you.

  11. love the post!!! i'd rather be a bright bold crayon for the Lord anyday that an empty shell.

    God bless~ :)

  12. Oh, Katie! I love this post and the Scripture from the Message - doesn't it just fill your soul with a Spiritual Melody?!! Love it :)

  13. Katie,
    once again you have done a beautiful job! A beautiful photo and wonderful verse to give us food for thought!

    I needed this today as I'm lacking creativity at the moment.

  14. Katie, I love the analogy. These are great photos to accompany a great Scripture.


  15. Wonderful, Katie! The picture and the message are both beautiful!

  16. Katie your illustration of life is just fabulous. I can think of so many people that are just like both types of crayons. What a great message :)


  17. Awesome illustration of the verse!

  18. Amen! Beautiful photos, just love the colors and the backgrounds. . . and such a wonderful reminder. . . in CHRIST ALONE. Have a great Sunday!

  19. That was great Katie - love that second shot!

  20. Katie, I just love those perfectly round crayon wrappers. And you picked a perfect verse!

  21. I love your analogies in this post. So true!

  22. A bit late, but made it after all! Great shot and verse! That;s really neat how the wrappers look so perfect! Have a great week!

  23. Great use of illistartion and a great word!!!

  24. You're right-God sees my emptiness and fills me with His love, joy, and peace. Thanks for hosting the hop Katie. blessings on your week!

  25. Your photos and your message are beautiful! God bless you!

  26. Beautiful photos and a profound analogy on the crayons.

    Love that verse!

  27. Beautiful expression!
    Question: When does your link close for scripture snapshot each week. I couldn't seem to find that info.

    Thanks, I'd love to participate next week.


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