God created woman as a "helper comparable" to man, and man and wife become one flesh. I love the idea of including photos in our Bible as a way of personalizing the scripture and as another form of memory-keeping.
We must obey the Lord and not allow the darkness around Satan to overtake us and blind us to the truth (like Adam & Eve did). I traced this snake and apple from a coloring page and shaded around the snake to illustrate the darkness that surrounds Satan.
Illustrating the first ten generations of mankind helps me remember some of the important things noted in the Bible about these men.
The story of Noah is such a great example of obedience and how God protects and leads those who are righteous before Him.
When the dove returned to Noah in the ark with a freshly plucked olive leaf in her mouth, he knew the waters had receded from the earth.
And every time we see a rainbow, we should remember that it represents God's covenant that "never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."
I recently enjoyed Lesson 2 in the free Heaven is Calling Bible Art Challenge series by Rebekah Jones. She shares a new insight into the scriptures when God is calling for Adam and Eve in the garden after they had eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Since I'd already illustrated this scripture in my journaling Bible, I used my NISB Bible and Rebekah's free printable to illustrate a reminder that God calls us and wants relationship with us.
It's amazing how many lessons and insights are in the Scriptures - these all come from just the first nine chapters of Genesis! When was the last time you read through this first book of the Bible? Where you reminded of lessons you'd learned before or did you see something new in the Scriptures?