“The View” is inspired by the idea of having the ‘eyes of the eternal” or seeing the spiritual ramifications of what is happening in the physical.
The woman’s eyes are full of stars which represent heavenly, spiritual things. “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2Corinthians 3:18)
The stormy skies represent the swirling, uncertain, violent, and evil events that threaten us bodily and spiritually. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-10)
While the things around us are frightening and uncertain, we must “keep our eyes fixed on Jesus( represented by the lone tree), the author and perfecter of our faith.”(Hebrews 12:2)
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