All through the Scriptures, God uses illustrations to teach lessons and communicate ideas. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11a) and “I am the true vine” (John 15:1a). “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 5:14). Jesus often spoke in parables to His followers in order to communicate His message.
Down through the ages, people have used drawings in attempts to communicate. It is proven that people remember eighty percent of what they see versus only twenty percent of what they hear. Some things that are difficult to explain in words may be better conveyed with a picture. In John 8:4-11 the Lord Jesus Christ was met with a grave situation involving a woman caught in adultery. By the Old Testament Law, she was to be stoned. She was brought to Jesus by a mob big enough to carry out such a punishment. In response to the angry crowd, Jesus stooped to the ground and began to write something in the sand. We are not told what He wrote, but it changed the heart of everyone there.
I use chalk to draw a picture to illustrate a Biblical truth. People will often watch a chalk drawing to “hear” a message they might not have otherwise heard. I have found that it causes the message to be remembered.
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