Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Glory Of God In Creation

Some detail from the amazing 200 sq. ft. “Creation” stained glass window at St Crispin’s, Braunstone Town – the church where we met on Sunday evening for our Churches Together Autumn United Service

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God said, "It's not good for the Man to be alone; I'll make him a helper, a companion." So God formed from the dirt of the ground all the animals of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the Man to see what he would name them. Whatever the Man called each living creature, that was its name. The Man named the cattle, named the birds of the air, named the wild animals; but he didn't find a suitable companion. God put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.


This modern piece of artwork shows the hands of God, stars, chromosomes, blood corpuscles, Adam, Eve, birds, fish, land, sea…

It is a good job that it was evening and the window was in shadow – had the light been on it, I’d have possibly been looking at the astounding details and missed the superb sermon – which I found a real challenge. God not only reveals his glory in creation – but also, amazingly, chooses to reveal it through “earthen vessels” like us.


  1. What beauty! From the hand of God came this earthen vessel... praise Him!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. What a breathtaking window,it is gorgeous.As you said , I think it would be distracting if it is your first time seeing it.
    Jane x


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