The Bible verse in this week’s coloring page highlights a central theme of Scripture:
“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 that Jesus gave His life to purchase our freedom from sin. (Romans 6)
But I thought it a fitting verse to share on Memorial Day weekend, since tomorrow is a day we traditionally set aside for remembering our fallen soldiers.
They, too, died that we might be free. May we be ever mindful of their sacrifice and guard well the liberties they gave their lives fighting to secure and preserve.
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, which is scheduled for release next month. I’ll be sharing more details about it in a couple of weeks.
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.
And if you enjoy coloring, then be sure to come back again next week — I post a new coloring page every Sunday. You can look here to download coloring pages I’ve published in the past or, if you would prefer a bound collection, follow this link to check out my new coloring books for grown-ups.
Ideas for using these free printable coloring pages:
- If your younger children have a hard time sitting still through church, let them color these Scriptures during the Sunday sermon. Older kids might rather take notes with this printable.
- My children and I enjoy coloring these sheets together while my husband reads aloud to us in the evening. (For a special treat, I let them use my Prismacolor pencils — but only with supervision, as they are 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’ll 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!