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Published: June 29, 2008
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An idea that sort of struck me. I mean, Jesus grew up as a normal human child would, right? Hm.

I actually made this for my mom's birthday. She enjoyed it.

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This is so gorgeous.  Thank you for sharing such beautiful works and concepts of Jesus being a happy little kid with His Mom.  I would love it if artists would focus more on Happy Jesus than sad, tortured Jesus.  I understand we must remember His suffering and sacrifice, but let's remember His happy times, too!

God bless you, my Friend.
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I've often wondered why more thought isn't given to Jesus's life between birth and age 12 ( aside from some non-Canonical "Infancy Gospels", or perhaps Anne Rice's book Out of Egypt, which attempts to take a presumtive first person narrative perspective of a 7 year old Jesus).

Think about it: What would a 3, or 5, or perhaps 7 year old Son of
God, who would be all-knowing and all-powerful, but with the poor fine-motor skills of a little boy, produce for artwork? Would He be scrawling out crude representations of 3D and 4D shapes onto parchment, to be nailed to the walls of Joseph's shop? 

I think part of the reason so little thought is given to Jesus early childhood is that some Christians might find it somehow blasphemous to think of the Son of God, giggling his little head off, food smeared all over his face, at the dinner table. Or of the all-knowing Creator of the Universe with his little legs held up in the air while Mary cleaned up his poopy bottom?

But why should this be a problem? I mean, he was supposedly human, the "Son of Man", right? 
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Have you seen The Passion of Christ? There's a scene that compares Jesus falling under the cross to his falling when he learned how to walk. In both cases, Mary wants to run to help him when he's hurt.
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This is lovely; simple yet deeply moving.
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this is very tender, and it really warms my heart.

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Oh, sweet. Non-white Jesus. Great job.
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This is adorable.
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Very lovely and cute! I want this as a poster. :heart:
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Very touching piece. Simple and beautiful.
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Awwww! It's so cute! :aww: :clap:
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very beautiful :)
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This is really beautiful. I love how simple it is, and yet so powerful at the same time. You're right- Jesus did grow up as a normal human child because he is human. People forget that a lot of the time, but it's so important because it makes him so relatable.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get on a religion rant. Just know that I truly love this, both for the message and for your artistic ability :)
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great pic, move the feel of it! very simple, beautiful
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Ohhh how sweet! :heart:

I imagined how Jesus stayed to preach when He was 12, and when Mary came back and found him, He tells her that He had a job to do. And she's like "Jesus, You had me worry sick, boy! If You're gonna go preach Your word, at LEAST tell me!" And she pulls Him by His ear while he's like "Mama! That's attached, y'know!" :lmao:

*huggles deviation* I love anything cute, religious or not. :D

A great job :dance:
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Very cute! :D
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Aww I love it, it's so beautiful, adorable and sweet!
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See, now, this is why I'm religious.

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OH. This is just incredibly gorgeous. And considering that I've been reeling with thoughts about all those years of Jesus' life before he took up the wandering and - anyway - this is just lovely.
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this is really well done! and quite cute, too.
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aaaw so cute
amazing as always
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its georgous, i love it
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Very beautifully done :)
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