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Mar 10, 2022

The Tree of Life Canvas


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Far too often our ideas of heaven are disastrously small-minded. It is paradise— not a boring old cloud! Although my painting does not even come close to the real thing, at least it's a start. No fat little cherubs playing harps! The book of Revelation says that the tree of life grows on each side of the river. But it's one tree... so that got my imagination going, and I created this! Who knows if it's accurate, but the true Kingdom of Heaven can only be better! The problem for many of us is not that we desire too much, but that we desire far too little.

In heaven, there will be things to do! Revelation 22:3 | "No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and His servants will serve Him."

There will be things to explore! John 14:2-3 | "In My Father’s house are many mansions— if it were not so, I would have told you. I go now to prepare a place for you, and when it is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am."

Life will not exist in the way it does now. Theoretically, you could climb this tree all the way up to the swing with no danger of getting hurt— and that's just if you couldn't fly!

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Client Feedback (If Applicable)

Jim B.

Dawson did an exceptional job on this original design showing the new heaven God will create described in Revelation 22. Every time I look at it I am reminded of heaven and how God will make all things new. The way he designed the river of life flowing through the middle of the massive tree of life from the throne of God and of the Lamb is true to scripture. One fun detail is how he used 12 different olive trees to make the one massive tree of life. Love the design style and other elements he added like the lion and the lamb.



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