Many of us came from backgrounds where we never realized that Jesus is happy. He is the resurrected Christ! Hebrews 1:9 says that Jesus is anointed with joy above His companions. Also, for the “joy" set before Him (He is referring to us), He endures the cross (Hebrews 12:2). I painted this painting so that we could see the “real" picture of what Jesus looks like. As He is – so are we!