I once saw a large sign outside a church that read: Your life may be the only Bible some people read. For the rest of that day I could not keep from thinking about all the stories I have told about myself, both good and bad, without saying a word. Clearly, our deeds speak more plainly than any of our thoughtfully or carelessly chosen words, and our lives are more visible through our acts than through our intentions or our completed plans.Can we imagine what the rainbow of our own lives might be if we were to visualize it as rising and falling arcs of color? How might we live differently if we were to make ourselves aware that the Books, chapters and verses of our own lives are written daily with our actions and not our words?
In the image above, Chris Harrison and Christoph Römhild worked to visualize thousands of cross references in the Bible. “The bar graph that runs along the bottom represents all of the chapters in the Bible. Books alternate in color between white and light gray. The length of each bar denotes the number of verses in the chapter. Each of the 63,779 cross references found in the Bible is depicted by a single arc – the color corresponds to the distance between the two chapters, creating a rainbow-like effect”. “Chris Harrison.” Bible Cross References. Chris Harrison, n.d. Web. 10 Dec 2011. http://www.chrisharrison.net/index.php/Visualizations/BibleViz.
Click on the image to go to the Chris Harrison site, and then begin to imagine your own life from its Genesis to its last Revelation.
For reflections on how the Books of the Bible might speak to us, see the following pages.
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