Almond Blossams, by Mary Summerhays
The Symbolism behind the painting
This painting was inspired by artist Tom Holdman, who designed the Stained Glass for the temple. Drawing on imagery from the Old Testament...
when the twelve princes of Isreal are bickering over who has the higghest rank. They turn to Moses to decide the dispute. Moses asks them each to put a staff in the tent of testimony and in the morning Aaron's rod has sprouted into almond blossams. Cool story, but also a symbol of the living priesthood leading God's people .