And as I partook of the fruit it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy. -1 Nephi 8:12
Story Behind the Art:
Sometimes when we or a loved one strays from the path, we lose hope, forgetting what the Savior’s Atonement promises us all- His saving grace. Women can stand strong and find joy notwithstanding opposition when we know in Whom we can trust. My hope is this painting inspires you to hold on and Stay by the Tree, no matter what storms may rage, for here, by the tree, is His healing and peace found.
I was asked by “Mothers Who Know” a support group for women in conjunction with ‘Life Changing Services” to paint an image for their use, I felt it was a great honor and privilege. The message they want this painting to portray was a woman standing by the tree of life, holding fast to the iron rod (which is the Words of God) she’s peaceful and strong as she stays focused on the fruit which represents Christ and His Love. Painting this prepared me for my own personal storms, I feel it was a gift from God helping me to stand, hold fast and trust in my Savior. - Judy Cooley