I've always imagined my children being black. That threw me off when we were first adopting and we were matched with a full Caucasian little girl. Coincidentally, that adoption didn't pan out and every child we've been tentatively matched with since then has been black or bi-racial. I've dreamed of adopting a little black girl from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Maybe that'll still happen one day. But right now I'm thinking of a little African-American baby girl due in March who may end up being our child. I can't even wrap my head around that thought. I'm wishing and hoping that it's true, but it's not in my hands.
Here are a few of my favorite paintings that show Jesus with black children that I absolutely LOVE. I'm on the lookout for similar art if anyone knows of any.
Worth of a Soul by Liz Lemon Swindle:
For All Mankind by Liz Lemon Swindle:
Hand in Hand by Greg Olsen: