[16 inches wide by 20 inches high, brushed aluminum]
On either side of the river is the tree of life,
and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. [Revelation 22:2]
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, I participated in an online study of the Book of Lamentations, led by my associate rector, that was a rich complement to concerns over the escalating death tolls attributed to the Corona virus.
Those concerns frequently brought to mind the Revelation text that references the Tree of Life whose leaves are “for healing of the nations” and spoke powerfully to me during this time when were in such great need of physical, spiritual, emotional, political, and financial healing for ourselves and for our sisters and brothers around the globe.
The background “texture” for this digital collage (printed onto brushed aluminum) is the text of the hymn, “Here in God’s Garden,” the musical score of which appears in the heavenly body behind the tree image.