Nearly three years had passed since Colton’s surgery, and about two and a half years since he first described Jesus to me. . . Of the literally dozens of portraits of Jesus we’d seen since 2003, Colton had still never seen one he thought was right.
Well, I thought, may as well see what he thinks of Akiane’s attempt.
I got up from the desk and hollered up the stairs for Colton to come down to the basement. . . Colton bounded down the stairs and popped into the office. “Yeah, Dad?”
“Take a look at this,” I said, nodding toward the computer monitor. “What’s wrong with this one?”
He turned to the screen and for a long moment said nothing.
But he just stood there, studying. I couldn’t read his expression.
“What’s wrong with this one, Colton?” I said again.
I nudged him in the arm. “Colton?”
My seven-year old turned to look at me and said, “Dad, that one’s right.”
(From Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo)
Akiane Kramarik was eight years old when she painted this portrait of Jesus! (Used by permission.) Her home page: http://www.jesusprinceofpeace.com/