||The Communion Window|
Completing the front panel of windows is the window representing the Lord's Supper. The progression has been that of conversion and incorporation into the Body of Christ: having been seized by the Holy Spirit through the Word, claimed once-for-all through Baptism, those promises of God are now constantly renewed and strengthened at the Lord's Table.
The design of this window is simple, and yet deeply profound in its symbolism. The bread and cup are found in the outline of the cross, for we confess that "in, with, and under" the bread and wine is the very Body and Blood of the Lord Who suffered death on the cross for us, and yet Who lives again to make us one again with Him.
In the Scriptures the cross is sometimes called "the
tree" (Deuteronomy 21:23; Galatians 3:13). It was our sinful desire for
the fruit of the tree in the Garden that caused our one-ness with our
Creator to become broken and shattered. The cross reminds us of the
promise that by eating (and drinking) of the Fruit from the Tree,
we are ushered back into His eternal presence and already share in His
eternal Life (John 6:54).