Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, an ancient American record of Jesus Christ, a prophet by the name of Lehi recounts to his family a dream, or vision, that he had wherein he saw the tree of life.
Lehi says that in his vision he was invited to follow a man dressed in a white robe. After a moment, the man was lost from his view and he found himself lost in an expanse of darkness. Being in that state for several hours, he prayed to the Lord that the Lord would have mercy on him. He was then delivered from the darkness and came into a very large field. At the same time he saw to a tree laden with fruit. After Lehi tried the fruit of the tree, he experienced a degree of great joy. He then desired that his family would also come and eat of this fruit.
Within the dream, Lehi goes on to explain how he saw others working towards the tree by following an iron rod. Some were lost in mists of darkness. Others never grabbed hold of the iron rod and instead made their way over to a large building without a foundation. Those that were in it were expert at making fun of those who chose to follow the iron rod and arrive at the tree of life.
This beautifully symbolic dream is rich in nuance and significance. As much of the dream is symbolic in nature, this coloring page of Lehi's vision of the tree of life is also stylized representation of the symbols featured in his vision: the tree of life, the iron rod, the mists of darkness, the great and spacious building, the river of filthy waters, and Lehi standing near the tree in the center of the page.
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