Stained Glass

A few days ago I walked out of my Foundations Of Worship class with a few of my friends, and we were talking about how we would set up our own church if we were to build one from the ground up. One friend wanted a tree in the fellowship hall, another wanted church in a circle. One thing I would be adamant about doing would be installing stained glass windows everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve loved stained glass windows for almost as long as I can remember. My grandmother’s church sanctuary is filled with them, and I to this day find myself filled with awe every time I see them.

I stumbled across a song the other day called “Stained Glass,” which paints a beautiful picture of how we are just like stained glass windows.

Show me what You see
When You look at me
Show me what is real
More than what I feel
We have stains, it’s true
But when Your light shines through
We all look like stained glass windows to You

What a beautiful picture to remember. A stained glass window is most beautiful when the light shines through it. May we remember that Christ’s blood not only makes our stains clean, but His light makes them beautiful for His glory.

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Life Starts All Over Again

I heard a quote once that “the seasons remind me that I must keep changing.” The Lord is constantly making all things new. I am constantly growing and being changed into the person the Lord created me to be.

I used to harbor very hostile thoughts about autumn. I saw it as a time when everything became cold and dreary. But I am starting to learn that it is a time of renewal.

Just as the trees are shaking off their dead weight, I too brush off things that have been holding me back.

Hello, October. I’m ready for all of the life you will bring.