There's some writing I'm a big fan of. By a dude called Isaiah. So, according to the Christian Bible, the prophet Isaiah (who wrote these verses) lived and predicted things around 739–681 BC.
Which is nothing unusual, except he's totally telling us details about the life of a person who doesn't exist for another good 600+ years. WHAT! When i first read these things I thought yeah, cool, he's telling us about Jesus, cool, another verse. (sometimes I find it hard to totally grasp the depth and context of every verse i read). BUT. IT HADN'T HAPPENED YET! Mind blowing.
So this drawing contains some metaphors and imagery coz it popped into my head after reading Isaiah. I'm proud of making this, so let me break it all down for you.
To the left there are three leaves connected in one strange tree; these leaves represent God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. Without these, nothing means anything in particular, and nothing would exist. So the tree has legs, because in God (as a Tree) we move and breathe and have our existence. Also, he's not fixed to any particular time in history, he runs through time with those tree-legs and meets us HERE (2017).
There is another tree there; this one is mighty and is cracking through the background. It has eyes; because I've drawn this tree to represent Isaiah the prophet and the future knowledge he had of Jesus. The eyes see back to the past, to his present time and the wisdom he imparted to his contemporaries, and the future, to Jesus and all the things he would fulfil.
There is a clock that signifies only one time; the verse Isaiah 9:6-7 (all other numbers fall away, and time is irrelevant). This particular part of the drawing is what I believe everything is about. It's the point of me, the point of you, the reason for the existence of the world, and everything that ever was:
Whatever you think about Jesus, whatever you think of the Bible, whether you think it's irrelevant today or just rubbish...
...Isn't it kind of rad that all these predictions came true (there are so many more- look it up). It just totally captures my attention and imagination; the intriguing mystery of how it all came together.