A few years ago our church Joshua Generation held an exhibition and all of the artists were given a canvas and asked to paint something.
Our son, Neo, was 2 years old at the time and so the song quickly sprang to mind: “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, Red and Yellow, Black & White, They are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”
So I started looking for images of Red, Yellow & Black kids since I had the
“White” all wrapped up in Neo.
As the date of the exhibition drew nearer, the size of the canvas (120 x 90cm), scarcity of good Red & Yellow children’s images and precious little free time (did I mention I had a two year old?), left me with the realisation that Jesus may well love all the colours of all the children but for this exhibition it was gonna be just Black & White!
A prophetic picture as it so turned out. 2 years later we adopted our brown little girl.
Just as well I never got around to painting Red & Yellow…