In St Giles Baptistry there is a really beautiful window, not by the renowned artist, Burne Jones, although it is sometimes mistakingly thought to be, but by Benjamin Warren a student of his.
The reds in this window are stunning and this is just one of the six scenes depicted, it is the bottom half of a panel entitled hope It’s subject of course is the empty tomb, and there can be no better symbol of hope – sometimes it is good just to sit and let our stained glass speak to us in their quiet voices
“He is not here, he is risen!”
Because He is risen, so are we, although it is difficult to know this fully now, we are risen our life is hidden with Him in that most glorious of places, the City of Gold. Here are some words from St Augustine’s book, The City of Gold:
“We shall rest and we shall see,
We shall see and we shall love.
We shall love and we shall praise,
In the end which is no end”
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!