This piece was commissioned for the second book in Gerald Lund's The Kingdom and the Crown series: Come Unto Me. Gerald Lund wanted Christ teaching the family. The members of the family Christ is teaching are roughly taken from characters in the book. We have many accounts of Christ teaching the multitudes, but we presume that his teaching also occurred on a more personal basis. As we see Christ in the center of this picture teaching a family, so should we have the teachings of Christ at the center of our families.