“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.”  Luke 22:19 describes one of the final ministering acts of the Savior before he descended below all to bring forth the well of living water for all human kind. One of his last requests was that we remember.

Remembering constitutes more than just a thoughtful reflection of the Lord’s deeds on this earth. It embodies living alongside the Savior and returning to the source of light consistently and faithfully. Luke 17 gives the symbolic account of the 10th leper who not only felt immense joy and love for the salvation from crippling physical captivity, but also exercised great faith in returning to his Maker in an unequivocal statement of remembrance.

His healing hand lifts us as we choose to remember our Maker and reflect Him in all our works and deeds. Let us return to Him, on humble knees, to learn of His will for us that He may see our gratitude reflected in our souls. Let us be as a tree, ever fixed in the ground where the life-giving water the Savior procured for us resides, reaching unto heaven where the everlasting light heals and revitalizes our mortal bonds.

Our Creator and Sustainer will never hold back the water and light we need to be his instruments. He will build us higher and greater than we could ever think possible. Through faith in his word, even the smallest of seeds can become the greatest of trees. As we frequently turn to Him and reflect his work in our lives, He will build us. He will heal us—and he will send us forth saying, “Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.” (Luke 17:19)


Return is a symbolic piece that depicts the account of Luke 17:11-19. When the 10th leper returned to the Savior to bring him praise—ready for further light and knowledge. The Savior then sent him on his way commending his act of faith in him. This piece contains symbolic elements to depict our relationship with our Savior. The hope is to help ground the viewer’s roots in the foundation the Lord has create for us, feasting upon his living water, and reaching to heaven, the source of light and everlasting life.


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