shining a beacon of blessing

Our latest art of love made known window is inspired by this ancient blessing prayer which has been used for thousands of years… and a desire to communicate it freshly and visually to those driving or walking past our window, for whom we pray again and again…

lighthouse blessing window 3

The words written on the left hand pane read:

‘God bless you and keep you. May you know his constant love shining on you – a beacon of hope and comfort for today and a fixed, reliable point to aim your life towards…’

And the lighthouse image on the right pane labels both the challenges facing us as we navigate our lives – ‘rocky circumstances’, ‘seas of change’ and ‘storms of life’ – and the faithfulness of God through it all by contrast.

Hence the light shining from the lighthouse includes key words from our blessing prayer that characterise God’s presence such as ‘constant’, ‘hope’, ‘love’, ‘reliable’, ‘beacon’ and ‘comfort’.

Here’s a close-up photo of the right-hand pane too:

lighthouse blessing window 2 - low res

It’s our prayer that many people will find this simple image and modern phrases a helpful and powerful way-in to encountering the timeless and life-giving truths of what a life lived with God is like.

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