The Bible verse in this week’s coloring page highlights a central theme of Scripture, that of Christ’s ultimate sacrifice:
“Greater love hath no one than this, that one would lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
This verse, of course, references the fact Jesus gave His life to purchase our freedom from sin. (Romans 6)
But it’s also a fitting verse to share on this Memorial Day weekend, as we remember our fallen soldiers.
They, too, died that we might be free. May we be ever mindful of their sacrifice. And may we guard well the liberties they gave their lives fighting to secure and preserve.
Celebrating the Freedom Brave Men Purchased for Us
Today’s coloring page comes from the newest in my line of keepsake journals. This one’s entitled God Bless America: A Devotional Journal for Patriots. It is packed with scripture, but also showcases many great quotes of our forefathers.
God clearly had His hand in America’s formation, and I pray He will continue to show mercy to our country in years ahead.
In the meantime, I invite you to browse through other titles in this series. At over 200 pages a piece, they are packed with writing prompts, coloring pages, word studies, and lots and lots of Bible verses. Here’s what readers are saying about them.
If you enjoy coloring, come back again next week. I post a new coloring page every Sunday. You can download designs I’ve published in the past by following this link: Free Christian Coloring Pages.
If you prefer a bound collection, follow this link to check out my new line of coloring books — good for all ages.
Ideas for using these free printable coloring pages:
- If your younger children struggle to sit still through church, let them color these Scriptures during the Sunday sermon. Older kids might prefer to take notes with this printable.
- My children and I enjoy coloring these sheets together while Dad reads aloud to us in the evening. (For a special treat, I let them use my Prismacolor pencils — but only with supervision, as they’re professional-grade and a little pricey.)
- I give these printables to my children during school time so they can color at the table while I work with their older siblings, and vice versa. (Since each of them has their own devotional journal, I sometimes just assign pages out of that for them to fill in or color. That way, they get some handwriting practice, too!)
- I do one of several things with the pages once they’ve finished coloring them (and none of them wind up on our refrigerator). Sometimes we send them in letters to penpals. I might glue one into a child’s scrapbook or tack it on his bulletin board. Our littlest guys have even been known to frame them as a creative arts entry for the State Fair. There’s nothing like winning a ribbon and cash premium to motivate them to do their best job coloring future pages!