The image of Jesus holding children is inspired by biblical verses in the Gospels: Luke 18:16, Matthew 19:14, Mark 10:14 and Matthew 18:1-3: "At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." (DRC1752)
Jesus with Children - Catholic Coloring Page
Free download of a stained-glass coloring page of Jesus preaching to children.