Sunday, January 2, 2011

Windows of Faith

I've admired the windows in my church for years and decided to share them with my readers on Sunday. Each Sunday I will feature two stained-glass windows along with an explanation of each window. Previous windows can be viewed by typing "Windows of Faith" in the search box in the top left corner.


Messianic Rose and All-Seeing Eye windows

"God will have all men to be saved. . ." When Adam and Eve fell into sin, God in His grace and mercy gave mankind a promise of a Savior, a Redeemer. This promise of a Savior was like a fragrant rose in a dessert of thistles.

The rose is a symbol of that Messianic promise. Each time we see it, we should think of God's great love in that He promised to send the world a Savior. The prophet Isaiah foretells this when he said, "The dessert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose." (Isaiah 35:1)

In the Book of Proverbs we are told, "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." As Christians, we should be reminded that God is an omniscient God, that nothing escapes His all-seeing providence. Seeing this symbol should remind us of the words of the psalmist: "O Lord, Thou has searched me and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thoughts afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways." (Psalm 139:1-3)

4 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Nancy! Your fabric and yarn totals are impressive..and I love the window explanations:)

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  2. those are beautiful windows..
    Hope you had a lovely weekend..

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  3. Beautiful windows. I have a soft spot for stained glass. I think it comes from visiting all the fabulous stained glass while living in Europe :) Blessings for a wonderful 2011.

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  4. Beautiful - and I love the explanations! I never knew this before.

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