Maybe you can recall the words to the beloved childhood song "Jesus Loves the Little Children" written over 100 years ago by East Brunswick, New Jersey minister, C.H. Woolston. It goes like this ...
Jesus Love the Little ChildrenAll the children of the worldred and yellow, black and whitethey are precious in his sightJesus loves the children of the world
The patience and love Jesus feels about little children is revealed as he speaks to his disciples and the crowd when he says ...
Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 19:14
I assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 18:3
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. ~ Matthew 5:8
The Vision, painted by Akaine speaks of purity and wonder
Perhaps Akiane has captured the essence of Jesus' teaching and love of little children in some of her most treasured paintings of these little ones.
To the pure, all things are pure .... ~ Titus 1:15
Everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself ... ~ 1John 3:3
Dancing Dreams, painted by Akaine speaks of purity & hope
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world. ~ James 1:27
Barefoot, by Akaine , afflictedorphans in need of compassion
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. ~ James 4:7-8
... wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow… Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. ~ Psalms 51:7, 10
On My Knees , painted by Akaine speaks of submitting to God
We are all called to become Little Children of God! He says ...
prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach .. ~ Philippians 2:15
If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. ~ Romans 10See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; ~ 1 John 3:1-2
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him just as He is. ~ 1 John 3:2
Nearly 20 of the paintings created by Akiane since age eight have been of little children. Each painting contains an allegorical message for you to explore with painting titles such as The Vision, Guidance, The Map, Faithfulness, Wonder, Hope, and Faith, Akaine Kramarik has given us much to consider and has often said
If I have been gifted by God, and I have been, It is for one reason and one reason only - To help others!
I want my art to draw peoples attention to God.