“Golden” speaks to the redemption that comes from getting through trials. The woman represents the ‘every-person’ and has her head above the clouds, but her body still remains in them.
In this piece, the storm clouds represent difficult times in our lives. Above the clouds are blue skies and golden leaves. The leaves represent the “Tree of Life” and a promise of relief on the other side of the storm. Her white hair represents the righteousness of the saints who have triumphed. “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:14)
Her body is filled with the wonders of the ‘heavens.’ This is the encouragement that God has not left us during the storm, but He has clothed us with His presence and protection. Our struggles intensify when we forget we are covered.
When our minds are set on the presence of God, trials become learning experiences and places from which to move forward. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:1-3)
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