Sunday, July 29, 2007

My favorite stained glass window I've ever seen

I was sitting in Michaelhouse's side chapel the other day just praying and reading and the sun was pouring pefectly directly into a big stained glass window with assorted crazy stuff all over it. It was beautiful. And I noticed this one small part of the window which really means alot to me now. So Accountability girls, this counts for my closest to Christ moment. LET ME TELL YOU! It was a depiction of the Trinity. Latin, Pater=father est/and Filius=son est Spiritus Sanctus=holy spirit forming a triangle around Deus=God in the shape of a shield. I drew a little picture. I had never thought about God as my shield and protector quite like this before but I love the image- it's so reassuring! I had a really long awesome Bible study right there.

Psalm 27
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
...I will be confident.

Then Psalm 28
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield;

Exodus 15:3
The LORD is a warrior;
the LORD is his name.

Then I looked at The Armour of God in Ephesians 6.

(And God's Covenant With Abram
1 After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:
"Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward." and Hebrews 11:8-12 talks about Abraham's faith.)

My favorite though is the first verse. It sums up the stained glass window perfectly. "The Lord is my LIGHT." That is how they stained glass works, the LIGHT pours in through the windows and the colours brighten up like beautiful! The Lord is my Light! and He is my Warrior and my Shield!

I love stained glass.

1 comment:

Wayne Shepherd said...

Wow! That is pretty awesome! I really do like this post! I love the pic you drew and the relating scripture. Nice comparison about light and stained glass...way to have an open mind!