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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Window

Building Name: First United Methodist Church

City: South Haven

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Subject/Title of Window: Christ knocking at the door

Brief Description of Subject: Jesus is in the center of the window knocking on a wooden door in a garden, this represents a personal invitation extended by Lord to each of us. There are other images on the window him: an open bible with a hand holding a torch in front of it (”the light of the world),Jesus preaching and teaching to men, women and children ( “come unto me”), Pharisees and Publican (need for true prayer and repentance), Jesus seating and talking to a Samaritan woman at a well with a woman holding a jug standing (Forgiveness), Christian shield, cross and the universe (the great commission), Jesus the Sower scattering seeds, birds eating at lower right (everyday experience of Christianity), Saul/Paul stretched out on Damascus road, covering eyes, blinded by heavenly light with a soldier holding a horse in the background (decision point) and Jesus in a purple robe with a red cloak with outstretched hand, calling fishermen in a boat (the call).

Condition of Window: good

Height: 13’

Width: 6’7”

Christ knocking at the door
Christ knocking at the door

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