When you speak with Mark Nowotarski about the Bible, it really comes to life. Mark has a fondness for diving into Biblical times and activities to experience them for himself. I recently posed a few questions about his cool take on Biblical activities and how they can inform us today.
I think I’ve been fascinated by Bible stories going back to my Sunday School days. We would do these special projects to illustrate a story. One project I remember very clearly was when we did a tapestry illustrating the crucifixion of Jesus. Every week after we did our regular lesson, we would each get needles and colored thread and work on the tapestry. It took us the whole year to finish it. I still remember exactly how it looked.
Stories in the Bible are very candid and honest. Each time I go back and read a story I see new things I didn’t see before. I think that has a lot to do with my own life experiences. The more I live and experience new things, the more relevance I find in the Bible.
I feel that it’s important to understand the people around us today as well as those that have gone before us. If you listen to both with an open mind and a willing heart, you can find yourself receiving absolutely wonderful blessings.