It is my feeling that life’s greatest joys come from loving people. Jesus, of course, set the perfect example for us, living a life completely focused on others. And in all His ministry, I see His time spent interacting with children as most precious to Him. In this piece, I wanted to depict our Savior in a moment of complete joy, simply enjoying the innocent goodness of children. I see Jesus smiling, joking, laughing light-heartedly with them. I don’t picture Him solemn, somber, or removed, as is sometimes depicted in paintings. If it’s human nature to manifest feelings of love with a smiling, joyful expression… then I have to believe that would especially be the case for the One who is the embodiment of every good and righteous instinct of human nature.