This is a painting of a scene from the Book of Mormon. This is Lehi, a prophet, who boldly testified of Christ’s coming. This tree is part of a vision in which he had. The story is really wonderful and symbolic for the journey in life we can take. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and because it is true I know that Christ is my Savior, and that Joseph Smith restored the true gospel. The same gospel that was taught to Adam, Noah, Moses. God has worked this way throughout all time. These things I know in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Lehi sees a vision of the tree of life—He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do likewise—He sees a rod of iron, a strait and narrow path, and the mists of darkness that enshroud men—Sariah, Nephi, and Sam partake of the fruit, but Laman and Lemuel refuse.
Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life—He sees the mother of the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—He sees also the call and ministry of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb.