The Promised Land by Elspeth Young

The Promised Land

{ Sariah }
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And I will be your light in the wilderness; and I will prepare the way before you, if it so be that ye shall keep my commandments; wherefore, inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall be led towards the promised land; and ye shall know it is by me that ye are led.

1 Nephi 17:13

The story behind The Promised Land

The Book of Mormon begins with an account of the family of Lehi, a prophet living in Jerusalem during Zedekiah’s reign in 600 BC (1 Nephi 1:4). Lehi is commanded by the Lord "that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness…wherefore, he did as the Lord commanded him...And he left his house, and the land of his inheritance, and his gold, and his silver, and his precious things, and took nothing with him, save it were his family, and provisions, and tents, and departed into the wilderness" (1 Nephi 2:2-4).

During the family’s wilderness journey, Lehi dreams a dream in which he sees the tree of life "whose fruit was desirable to make one happy" (1 Nephi 8:10).  This tree and its fruit represent the "love of God" (1 Nephi 11:22).  In this dream, Lehi partakes of the fruit and then invites his family (including his wife Sariah) to partake of the fruit also, which they do (see 1 Nephi 8:13-16).  Though but a simple portrait, this image of Sariah is meant to portray the faith and hope of one who has partaken of that fruit "which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet..." (Alma 32:42).  Nephi tells us that Sariah’s "joy was full, and [she] was comforted" (1 Nephi 8:7) during the wilderness journey.  That peace and comfort is seen in her face.

As mother to both the Nephite and Lamanite races, Sariah is a mother of nations.  The differences between the two races are symbolized by the stark contrast visible in her face.
© By Elspeth Young, All Rights Reserved. You may not print, copy, or reproduce this artwork or make derivative works from it without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. For permissions, please review our FAQ page.

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