THE CREATION WINDOW
GOD IS OUR CREATOR
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth… (Isaiah 40:28)
The Creation Window depicts Adam and the days of creation, acknowledging God as Creator of all. Creator of you. Designer of your days and well-acquainted with your ways. He sees you and knows you as only your Creator can. He loves you.
He is the giver of life, and new life is found only in Him through Christ. From Him flow fountains of living water, freely available to all. Through Jesus we can become new creations and receivers of eternal life. Let’s come to His Word and drink deeply. Praise God who created us for His glory!
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)
(Hear it in His words ~ Isaiah 44:24; Genesis 1:1-3:24; Psalm 139:13-18; Psalm 139:3; Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 31:3; 1 John 3:16; John 3:15-16; John 4:14; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Isaiah 43:7)
THE NOAH WINDOW
GOD IS OUR REFUGE
This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him. (Psalm 91:2)
This window depicts the ark of Noah’s refuge as the world gives way to the flood. Noah walked with God and he was given refuge in time of need - a refuge from the storm and a shade from the heat. God is still that stronghold for every storm-tossed soul that turns to Him. He is always near. “The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him.” (Nahum 1:7) Always loving. “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” (Psalm 36:7)
In another boat, on another stormy sea, Jesus asked His friends to understand that He was the only refuge they needed. He still is. He asks you to come to Him and trust Him with your life and all that’s in it. He loves you and cares for you. He is your refuge and strength, an always present help in trouble.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
(Hear it in His words ~ Genesis 6-9; Psalm 18:2; Psalm 31:19; Psalm 34:8; Psalm 34:22; Psalm 46; Psalm 57:1; Psalm 62:8; Psalm 91:4; Psalm 119:114; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 25:4; Matthew 8:23-27; Hebrews 6:18)
THE ABRAHAM WINDOW
GOD IS FAITHFUL
For Your steadfast love is great above the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. (Psalm 108:4)
This window depicts God’s promise to Abraham, acknowledging God’s faithfulness to His people and all His word. God asked Abraham to believe the impossible. And Abraham did because he trusted God and knew He was faithful to His word. We can take God at His word - He watches over His word to perform it. He watches over you.
Jesus fulfilled God’s promise to Abraham that all nations would be blessed through him, and all are truly blessed who follow Christ as Lord. He is faithful to all who trust in Him. Trust in Him. He stands by you and strengthens you. He will never leave you or forsake you. In all He asks you to believe…believe Him.
But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, “You are my God.” (Psalm 31:14)
(Hear it in His words ~ Genesis 12:1-3, Exodus 34:6, Deuteronomy 7:9, Joshua 23:14, Psalm 84:12, Psalm 89:8, Jeremiah 1:12, Matthew 1:1, Luke 1:37, Luke 1:54-55, Romans 4:13-25, Romans 15:8, Galatians 3:8-9, 2 Timothy 4:17, Hebrews 11:8-12, 17-19, Hebrews 13:5)
THE MOSES WINDOW
GOD GUIDES US
… This is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever. (Psalm 48:14)
This window shows Moses receiving God’s law as God leads His people through the wilderness to their promised land. God knew which way was best – not the easiest nor the quickest, but the best. And in His faithfulness, God never left them. He knows the plans He has for us, too, and leads us in the way we should go if we will follow Him and His Word. He never forsakes us.
Jesus came as the way, the truth, and the life we need. He is our Shepherd who leads us, even when we cannot see Him. He is the Word made flesh who shows us the way by how He lived and by giving His life for us. He is the door that leads to paths of life. Trust in Him.
“Make me to know Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day long.” (Psalm 25:4-5)
(Hear it in His words ~ Exodus 13:17-15:21, 20, 31:18; Deuteronomy 31:8; Joshua 1:5; Psalm 16:11, Psalm 23, 32:8, 86:11, 119:105, 143:8; Isaiah 30:21, 48:17; Jeremiah 29:11; Luke 9:23; John 1:14, 10:19, 14:6, 26; Romans 10:13; Galatians 2:20; Titus 2:14)
THE DAVID WINDOW
GOD IS ON HIS THRONE
“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and He shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land…And this is the name by which He will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ ” (Jeremiah 23:5-6)
This window reflects the reign of King David, God’s presence with His people, and God’s promise that a descendant of David would always sit on his throne. When he was anointed, David did not appear like a king, but God gave him a throne to rule His people. And He brought forth Jesus, the Son of David, to rule over all eternally.
When Jesus came as a poor babe in a manger, few recognized Him as the promised King, either. But those who did bowed down and worshiped Him. They still do. He is a King present with His people, and His rule is one of love, faithfulness, wisdom, justice, peace, and righteousness. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords and He reigns forevermore!
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! (Psalm 95:6)
(Hear it in His words ~ 1 Samuel 16:1-13; 2 Samuel 7:11-17; Psalm 89:14, 89:35-37; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:1, 1:23, 2:11; Luke 1:32-33, 1:68-69, 2:7; Philippians 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:15-16; Revelation 11:15)
THE BIRTH OF JESUS WINDOW
GOD IS WITH US
…and they will call His name “Immanuel,” which means “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)
A star. An army of angels. Shepherds tending their flocks by night. All of them heralds of hope bursting through the darkness proclaiming that the Light of the world has come! The One God had promised through the prophet Isaiah ~ a Wonderful Counselor and a Prince of Peace. Eternal Father. Mighty God come down to be with us and to save us from our sin. Jesus is His name ~ “the Lord saves”. Praise God for sending His Son to deliver us ~ in His name the nations put their hope!
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.” (Luke 1:46-47, 49)
(Hear it in His words ~ Isaiah 9:2,6; Matthew 1:21, 1:23, 2:2-11, 12:21; Luke 2; John 1:4-5,9,12; 8:12; 12:26)
THE BAPTISM WINDOW
JESUS CAME TO SAVE US
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)
This window represents Jesus’ baptism as the heavens are torn open. The Holy Spirit descended upon Him as a dove ~ a sign that Jesus was the One who came to save us, filled with wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, knowledge and the fear of the Lord. He is the Lamb of God, who is worthy to receive honor, and glory, and blessing! He is the God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth ~ the Savior of all who place their faith in Him.
The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted! (Psalm 18:46)
(Hear it in His words ~ Exodus 3:12; Psalm 65:5; Isaiah 11:1-2, 64:1; Mark 1:9-11; John 1:29-34; Romans 5:1; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 5:12)
THE MIRACLES WINDOW
JESUS CAME TO GIVE US LIFE
You are the God who performs miracles; You display Your power among the peoples. With Your mighty arm You redeemed Your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. (Psalm 77:14-15)
This window depicts the miracles of Jesus, showing Him as God, the promised Redeemer and the giver of life. Like wine from water, abundant life flows from Him, satisfying the thirsty soul. He is the bread of life given for the world ~ all who come to Him receive eternal life. And this is eternal life…that you know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He sent. Raising Lazarus, Jesus taught that He is the resurrection and the life ~ all who believe on Him will live. Praise God for His abundant mercy and His faithful love!
Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. Praise be to His glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory! Amen and Amen! (Psalm 72:18-19)
(Hear it in His words ~ Psalm 103:4, 107:9, Luke 8:22-25, John 2:1-11, 6:1-15, 6:51, 10:10, 11:17-44, 17:3, Romans 6:4, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
THE PARABLES WINDOW
JESUS CAME TO MAKE A WAY FOR US
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
This window depicts the parables that Jesus taught, reflecting the true nature of the King and His kingdom. Jesus didn’t just come to lead us in the way, teach us the truth, and point us toward life ~ He is the way, the truth, and the life. Only by placing our faith in Jesus do we find these and enter into fellowship with our Father.
If we walk in Jesus’ words and follow Him, we are truly His disciples ~ we will know the truth that sets us free. Let’s go to His Word in faith and seek Him there, and we will find Him. Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you. Open our eyes, Lord, that we may see wondrous things from Your Word!
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true. And we are in Him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)
(Hear it in His words ~ Psalm 119:18, Jeremiah 29:13, Matthew 7:7-11, 24-29, Mark 4:3-20, John 8:31-32, James 1:5-6, 4:8)
THE RESURRECTION WINDOW
JESUS LOVES YOU
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. (John 13:1)
The final window reflects the death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are separated from God by our sin, and our disobedience to Him must be atoned for. With abundant mercy and love, however, God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross in our place, taking the punishment for our sin, which is death, so that through Jesus we can have restored relationship with God. With great love Jesus laid down His life to save us.
Jesus loves you and wants you to come to Him. He rose from the grave and offers eternal life to all those who believe in Him ~ all those who turn from their sin, place their faith in Jesus and follow Him find grace and forgiveness for their sins, and are reconciled to God. Praise God who did not leave us hopeless, but became our salvation, deliverer, healer, and living hope!
This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
(Hear it in His words ~ John 3:16-17, 7:37, 11:25-26, John 19-20, Acts 2:23-24, 4:12, Romans 5:6-11, 6:23, 10:9-10, Ephesians 1:7, 2:4-6)