Sunday, December 19, 2010

Windows of Faith

I've admired the windows in my church for years and decided to share them with my readers on Sunday. So beginning today and for the next twelve Sundays I will feature two stained-glass windows along with an explanation of each window.


Manger and Epiphany Star windows

The Manger is symbolic of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. This popular and well-known symbol reminds us of the first coming of the Lord Jesus as the Prince of Peace, born as a baby and laid in the manger at Bethlehem. So when we see this symbol, we look forward to Christmas the celebration of the birthday of Jesus Christ. 

The five-pointed star with rays emanating from it is known as "the Star of Epiphany," meaning "manifestation or showing" - the showing or manifestation of the Child Jesus to the Gentiles, represented by the "wise men from the East," who sought the royal infant of David's line because they had observed the star but did not know the exact place of birth. 

2 comments:

  1. Oh, aren't they beautiful! I love these lovely windows, especially the old ones...I look forward to seeing all of yours!

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