The Symbols

Both the image of the tree and the fountain speak of abundance.

Sometimes we feel like a desert wasteland. Our lives are dry, lifeless, and nothing appears to grow, let alone thrive and bear fruit! The blackness of despair obscures our hope and we go through the motions in life.  This is not what God says about what he will do in us and through us.  He promises abundant life, lushness, full of fruit!
Isiah 43:19 New Living Translation

For I am about to do something new.

See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness.

I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

The tree

The tree represents abundant life. Living a life filled with hope, wellbeing and purpose. The green leaves are heart shaped symbolising love; we are connected through relationships. Trees sustain life in others as birds and animals make homes in them, and feed on flowers and the fruit they produce. For a tree to grow strong and healthy it needs deep roots. These help it to withstand storms without being blown over and to drink of water deep in the soil for nourishment to survive droughts.

The bible contains references to trees as the image of abundant life

Jeremiah 17:7-8 New Living Translation (NLT)

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit.

Psalm 1:3 New International Version (NIV)

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers

The fountain

The fountain bears the image of the well spring of life, a source of continual supply, abundance.

In the Bible Jesus when talking to a women who had come to draw water at a well says, “ but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14


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