Well-known paintings of Jesus Christ with children include "Jesus and the Little Children," by Vogel von Vogelstein; "Christ Blessing the Children," by Nicolas Maes; and "Christ Blessing the Children," by Benjamin Robert Haydon. "Jesus with the Children" in stained glass, which is by an unknown artist, is also highly regarded.
A popular biblical story concerns the offering of blessings by Jesus to the children. Many parents were keen to receive the same, despite the disapproval of the disciples, who actually tried to prevent the act. It is written that Jesus disregarded their warnings and said, "Let them come. They are closer to God than you."