On the drive home from the hospital, after anointing a young man, who was battling sickle cell anemia, and then praying for his healing, God gave Rosemary an image of a painting to make for the young man – a picture to provide daily encouragement and a flow of healing love for him. Rosemary’s prayer was that when the young man looked at the picture, he would be strengthened and healed. Eighteen months later, the young man was up and about, and vacationed in Europe with his mother.
Here is the meaning to the painting: The source of life is the Word of God becoming flesh. Yahweh, God's name, is written in Hebrew and is located on the crown of the head. The letters of this Hebrew word for God form a body of a person when written vertically. Yahweh – the source of life is pouring healing into the Tree of Life which also represents Christ's body and the young man's body.
The tree's roots are bathed in the refreshing/ purifying Living Water of Christ, and also embraced by Jesus's hands representing his sacrificial love.
The water pouring forth from the lance or gash on the trunk of the tree/ body is the same Living Water which the roots are bathed in. The water is representative of the Holy Spirit residing in us. Yahweh, Christ, and the Holy Spirit create an infinity Trinity in which we are a part.
The trunk and limbs of the tree are strong and the biceps are defined with two large atomic orbitals of the element iron. Anemia is a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood resulting in low iron reserves. The healthy red blood cells which transport the oxygen are now replenishing energy and strength.
It is also a reference to pumping iron which denotes strength and virility. His heart is open to the Sun/Son above, the Creator of Life and also the energy needed for photosynthesis by the Tree of Life. There are various leaves representative of the trees: Cottonwood – usually located about 30 feet from a fresh water source; Oak– known as a sturdy, strong, and majestic tree; Catalpa– with its huge leaves and fragrant flowers; Palm– flexible and withstanding hurricane force winds; Maple – the beautiful fluttering of the angel like keys or seeds. The seeds falling from the trees take flight to perpetuate the gift of life. Oh, the warmth of the Sonshine on the tree's shoulders...makes him happy.
“He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” – Daniel 2:22 NIV
Rosemary’s website: www.skyblueliving.com
Lynn Zuk-Lloyd delights in sharing the love of God through art, story & inspirational words. She wants everyone to know that each person is loved by God, and is precious in His Sight. May each WordHug™ bless you and draw you closer to Jesus Christ.