Stream in the Desert
“Stream in the Desert” is inspired by the same phrase in Isaiah.
In Isaiah 32:1-3 the phrase refers to those who lead under Christ and show His countenance. “See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen.” Those who listen to the leading of the Lord will be a refreshment to those around them, not a burden or source of confusion. In Isaiah 35:6 the phrase refers to the coming of the Lord as healing to the land and its people.
In this piece, the composition is very simple with the center figure in the golden circle denoting the favor of the Lord. She wears the iconic white hat that denotes those who work for justice and truth. Her hair is dripping with the heavens to show spiritual anointing. The landscape surrounding her shows the heavens turning into a sky heavy with impending rain. The sky hovers over a dry and thirsty land to show the hope we have in our faith in God. Inside the golden circle is water that is reflecting light. Water is often a symbol of the Holy Spirit in the Bible and it a great reminder to have the Holy Spirit as a surrounding guide to our words and deeds.