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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. John's Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Potter's Stained Glass Emporium

City: Dowagiac

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 2006

Subject/Title of Window: Your Word is a Lamp

Brief Description of Subject: To complete the project, the side lights to the entry doors needed to be replaced. Since these windows were different size and shape, a design needed to be settled upon. In order to carry through on the design from the other windows, we were able to use the same unifying design of a cross with a seal superimposed upon it. We did not use a Bible story in the background, simplifying the design to focus attention upon the cross and and symbol.

A rainbow was placed over the cross to remind us of God’s promise of loving protection for as long as the world remains.
Angels with trumpets were placed over the rainbow to remind us that God’s messengers proclaim the good news of salvation to His people, and that we are to listen to that word until those angels with trumpets again appear with our Savior in the clouds on the Last Day to take us home eternally with Him.

The front doors use a seal from Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105) It is through His Word that God brings His message of love to us on a daily basis.

Height: 79"

Width: 23"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Copper Foil

Your Word is a Lamp
Your Word is a Lamp

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