Ragamuffins – Fine Art

From: $1,500.00

Share your faith while enhancing your home or office. Our Fine Art images are custom printed on mould-made cotton rag paper with museum-quality archival inks. Each image is offered in three sizes and signed and numbered by the artist. Prices for each image have been pre-predetermined based on the remaining number of prints in the edition. Prices increase as the editions sell out.

This image also available as budget-friendly Poster Print

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The story that inspired this image…

When Jesus said to His followers, “To enter the Kingdom of Heaven, you must come as little children,” I just assumed He meant because children were innocent. Then, reflecting back on my time as a child and times I have watched my own children or others playing, I could only conclude that “their innocence” was not the virtue to which Jesus was speaking.

Children were loved in the first century. Yet, unlike children today, the world did not revolve around them— gifts for every occasion, birthday parties and trips to Disney World. Children were more humble, having fewer expectations than children today.

The Kingdom will be a gift to people who know they are not worthy of such a gift —“the poor in spirit” — the people who are not trying to impress others or position themselves where they will look good to the King.

Thus, “Come as little children” means come to Him in humility, expecting nothing, knowing that grace and salvation come as His gift – a treasure we are incapable of obtaining on our own.

A relationship with Christ will always be more about the gift that we receive rather than what we give up.

Mark 10:13-15

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