“But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 NASB).
Stained glass windows are a beautiful sight! Rays of light reflect through them in colorful patterns and soothing hues.
The church I attend was blessed with an abundance of such windows. Up until recently the largest of these was in danger. Rising in the middle of the front chancel wall, with a picture of the Lamb as its focus, it had been slowly slipping.
Carried by the weight of its own, it had been creeping ever downward. The sky and clouds outside were now visible through the crack widening at its top.
Today that crack is gone. The windows have been re-positioned. Their weight is now supported by steel rods drilled through the sides of the wooden frames and anchored deep into the stone walls.
Call to Action
Let us thank God today for calling us to be His stained glass widows for the world. That through our lives He might reflect the gentle beauty of His love and grace on others.
Let us also thank Him for the gift of that living Rock upon which we may build with certainty and rest on for support — so that the beauty of His work through us need not sink into oblivion but being buttressed by the strength of His presence, we may know the glory of Christ.