I have just finished reading Todd Burpo’s book “Heaven is for Real”, a vivid account of his son, Colton, and his incredible journey to Heaven. One of the most interesting stories is when Colton is shown Akiane’s Jesus painting and confirms that this was the same Jesus that met him in Heaven. Wow!
This led me to search for this painting by Akiane Kramarik. Akiane is the prodigy who painted this vision of Jesus when she was 8. I found the picture and then some. I found this video, which overlaid the recreated Jesus face from data from the Shroud of Turin and Akiane’s painting. This is amazing, I thought in my head, maybe I can show this to my son to see if my 6 year old might be able to recognize Jesus.
So, I showed this to my son, Gab, and asked him who it was. He immediately, without any hesitation, answered:
“That’s Papa Jesus!”
I pressed on, out of curiosity and asked:
“How do you know it’s Papa Jesus?”
He simply said:
“I saw him at Mass.”
Praise God for the opportunity to learn from our children!