A Place in the Picture

Once windblown sand without direction,
I am now glass, colored by life, faith, and love.
Sand heated, tinted, shaped, and planted,
Part of a larger picture.
Cracks and fissures healed and yet healing,
Whole glass within the framework,
Supported by Spirit,

Surrounded by glass like and unlike me.
Light shines to the world through me, through us,
A piece in the picture of the Bride,
Glass arranged just so to shine light and show the image,
Glass, waiting for the King’s return.
He waits to heat, shape, heal cracks,
And place you just right,
So His light and image can shine on another,
Windblown sand without direction.

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16 Replies to “A Place in the Picture”

  1. Oh Nancy, this so beautiful. I love stained glass windows and we’ve seen so many in amazing churches. I will think of your words when I see more of them in the future.

  2. This line especially spoke encouragement to my heart: “Glass arranged just so to shine light and show the image.” We recently had to change churches; the glass of the previous is being rearranged. But it is still our prayer that God will use us all, scattered as we are into different congregations, to shine the Light of Jesus into our city and show His image. Thank you, Nancy!

  3. By the grace of God, we are part of the picture! Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift, the sacrificing of His own Son to pay for our debts, that we might be reborn into His Kingdom.

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