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The Savior tells us we need to become as little children to inherit the kingdom of God. I’ve often wondered what it is about little children Jesus loves most, and I think its their innocence. They are clean slates, seeing the world and others through untarnished eyes. Their hearts are pure, without the baggage of cynicism and self-doubt. In this piece, I’ve tried to imagine how a child would act upon meeting the Master for the first time. Without reservation or inhibition, I think he would simply want to play with Him. He would be at complete ease, allowing his pure little heart to soak in the love and laughter of His pure, infinite heart. Its no wonder Christ delights in these little ones and sets them up to be our examples.

Description included on the back of each purchased piece.

Framed pieces feature…
-High-quality, giclee prints with textured coating (instead of glass)
-Real wood frames (made in the USA)
-Signed by the artist & ready to hang!

PLAQUES feature…
-High-quality, giclee prints with textured coating, mounted on sturdy ¾” MDF board.
-Option of hanging OR propping up for displaying on a shelf or table top
-Signed by the artist!

-5×7 card, w/envelope.
-Bible verse on inside-left/Blank on inside-right

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  1. This is for sure one of my personal favorites! This special painting truly touches my spirit. Being a mom of 3 boys and seeing the smile that Jesus has on his face is precious! I love the feelings that David wrote about this painting. It is fantastic that on the back of each piece it’s printed as well. Thank you so very much David Bowman for continuing to bless many lives by your incredible work!

  2. We seen your portrait and it was love at first sight!!!!
    Our daughter has cerebral palsy & she has always had a thing for noses. It’s kind of her way to express love to us or anyone she meets (:
    We love your portrait of Jesus holding a child that was touching Jesus’ nose, just like our Angel does. The child in the portrait even resembles our daughter too in the face (although it was a boy). Angel has long beautiful hair but her little face resembled him (:
    Keep doing what you are doing because it’s a gift that touches many people– 
    God blless,
    Angie Hill  – Jackson, Ohio

  3. I saw this painting as I was leaving the BYU bookstore last year and had to have one. This is how I think of Christ – a real, loving person. Everyone that sees it in our home loves it too.

  4. As a teacher in a Christian school, I’ve always valued the impact that Christian art has on children. The person of Christ for little ones comes alive in their mind’s eye when they can see a depiction of His smile, His hands and feet, His interactions with people! Their world is one of concrete images, not abstractions. David’s artwork draws the eye and the heart into each and every piece leaving a personal image of Christ’s presence in our lives. When I saw David’s “Innocence” and “Joy,” I knew that my granddaughters needed to have them in their rooms as reminders of their statuses as children of God who are blessed with His unconditional love ! These are the best baptism gifts that I could have found for them aside from their Bibles and crosses ! Thank you, David, for using your God-given gifts in such a way as to glorify our Heavenly Father!

  5. I have three special needs children. I received a print version of this image for my birthday and hung it in my living room. Every time I have a rough day with my children I look up at this image and I am able to breathe, smile, and return to my children with a fresh perspective. Thank you for that priceless gift.

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