The Bible is full of thousands of visually-descriptive characters and stories. It is a treasure trove of encouraging truth that speaks directly to what we are facing today.
The entire focus of the "Drawn to Him" ministry is to capture these historical moments in a way that brings a fresh and fun take on Scripture.
"Drawn to Him" features detailed, hand-drawn illustrations that accompany each written devotional.
Created in a contemporary graphic-novel approach, our intent is to represent the exciting Biblical drama in a way you might have not seen before.
Let our art inspire you to act out your faith in a powerful way.
Like you, I've experienced many ups and downs in my life: heartaches, failures, and extreme trials. I've not always dealt with these challenges in the right way, and the wrong reactions seemed to always make the situation worse. The pressure I was putting on myself to run my business and provide for those I care about was an enormous burden.
Psalm 55:22 says, "Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."
The word "cast" (translated form the Hebrew word shalak) means to "throw away." As an artist, my job is to imagine, and I imagined just throwing each of my challenges over to God-- as hard and as far as I could. As a result, God did exactly what He promised in that verse-- He sustained me.
I realized that with my job, it had been over 15 years since I'd drawn for "fun," not for anything business-related. God has gifted me with the ability to write, draw, and encourage others-- but I realized I really wasn't doing that. He'd given me a natural outlet to express myself, but there was more I had to do.
So about two years ago, I picked up my pencil and pens and started drawing again--this time, focusing on illustrating moments in the Bible. It was the most fun I'd had in years! I drew David killing a lion, and I realized the lion stood for something. It was 1 Peter 5:8: "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour."
I had not been "watchful." And as a result, my enemy was eating my lunch left and right! David said this of the lion in 1 Samuel 17:35: "I went after it, struck it down, and delivered the lamb from its mouth. If it reared up against me, I would grab it by its fur, strike it down, and kill it."
When COVID-19 flipped the world over in 2020, I saw many of my friends on Facebook struggling. They were wrestling with confusion, fear, anger, resentment-- you name it, but it was mostly fear. I could relate, but I also knew how to deal with fear. I know that fear is not from God (1 Timothy 1:7). Fear is something to take a stand against, just like the lion.
Hebrews 4:12 says, "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." The weapon we use to kill the lion is not physical (2 Cor 10:4-5). The Bible itself is the sword, and it has the power to eliminate fear and anything else.
I'd kept my faith back from being public for the longest time for various reasons, but I realized that was the only way I could genuinely encourage anyone. The result was amazing, and I engaged in meaningful online and offline conversations that I wouldn't have otherwise had. This led to other drawings and then this site.
In my spare time from work, I am creating books to be published and the artwork you find here (which will ultimately be collected as well). I hope the artwork and writing causes the Bible to speak to you in a fresh way that talks to where you're at. My friend, the hope and promises from God has made all the difference in the world to me, and I pray the same for you.
"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in victory through Christ."
2 Corinthians 2:14
Press on and get the victory!
P.S. If anything here has encouraged you, please let me know in the blog comments or shoot me a message on the contact page. It encourages me to hear from you. Thanks!