"People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them."
I have always loved the image that this brings to mind. The culture of the day was such that children were valued even less than women were, so once again, Jesus is teaching that he came for the least ones in society. My biggest pleasure in teaching Sunday School is always experiencing God's love and grace through the accepting eyes of children.Many of you know that I am a big D. Morgan fan, her stamps and art work really appeal to me. So of course it would come down to 1 of 3 different vintage seascapes with a little girl featured on them. Here's the one that won out:
So, with that in mind, look through your treasure trove. What do you have that shows the innocence of childhood? The pleasure in simple things? The wonder of nature? The pure fun of our world? What speaks to that child-like spirit that you remember from your childhood? Try to create something that takes you back to your childish, unquestioning, innocent faith in God. Create a little bit of heaven on paper!
The image is colored with watercolor pencils, both Derwent and Stampin Up and blended. I really like this image. To me, it speaks of carefree youth, where it's enough to just be in the moment and enjoy all that God's creation has to offer us.
Here's a close up of the pretty roses on the side (hopefully without the shadows in the picture):
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