Children

       

“Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein” (Luke 18:17)

As I have been posting a painting of a child each day on Facebook, my Sunday school class did a study of this on point verse.  As you may recall, folks were bringing children to Jesus that he would touch them and bless them, but his disciples rebuked them.  Jesus’ response was to call the children to him.  He welcomed them.  He loved them.

I began to brainstorm about why little children are so amazing.  Here are my thoughts.

1.  They are not bitter yet.

2.  They are creative.

3.  They explore.

4.  They are unpretentious.

5.  They are simple.

6.  They don’t hide their neediness.

7.  They love quickly.

8.  They forgive quickly.

9.  They are transparent.

10. They are affectionate.

So that is why I paint them.  That is why I will continue to paint them.  Enjoy.