Drawing the Gospel
"I have to meditate on the stories in order to draw them. It causes me to walk much closer with the Lord. I am always thinking about the stories, and about the culture here in India, and how I can communicate the Bible to other Deaf people.
"My favourite Bible story is when Jesus was crucified. It was so powerful having to draw the blood after he had been lashed. I can't believe that I was the one drawing it! I feel those experiences and I feel the sadness. I think the Deaf people, when they see the stories, they will feel that same impact in their life.
"When Jesus was whipped, when you see the picture, you just feel like it really happened."
- Deaf Bible story artist Sabareenadh, Kerala Sign Language, India
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