What do you envision when you imagine a Tree of Life?
I have been asked to create a Tree of Life to have on the platform/stage for the Rocky Mountain United Methodist Annual Conference – a gathering of local United Methodist clergy and laity. The theme for the conference is the Tree of Life from Revelation 22:2.
Not being very familiar with the book of Revelation, I did some searching online to explore. One of the aspects of the tree is abundance – it bears fruit continuously. Its leaves are for healing and the waters of life flow near it. Scroll down on this page to see a great stain glass window interpretation of the Tree of Life.
After some pondering and a bit of shopping, I created this mock up to try out some ideas. This was about 9 feet tall. I envisioned adding something hanging within the tree top – and some representation of the waters of life.
Today I started actual work on the tree – beginning with the “trunk”. The tree is now on a stand – so will probably be about 11 feet tall. I plan to have the base of the trunk split out into roots.
The creation of this tree is a journey. I have a heading and some general idea of how to get there – but no GPS giving me turn by turn directions. The fun part is seeing where I end up and enjoying how I get there!
To see more of this journey, watch for updates on the Creative Life Center Facebook page.
Do you have a journey in progress – something to enjoy as it unfolds and develops?