||The Easter Window|
|While this is
one of the most intricate, complex windows in terms of design, it is utterly
simple in its message.
The cross is of gold, echoing the gift of gold brought by the magi. The gold symbolizes how precious was the Tree upon which creation's Lord hung. On the Easter morning it represents the cross is now empty of the Body, for God has now raised Him back to life (Acts 2:24; 3:15; Romans 8:11); a Life in which the threat of death is behind Him forever.
Instead the cross is embraced by lilies, flowers which are especially appropriate for Easter, since when one bulb dies another comes to life from it. This enveloping of the cross with a symbol of life expresses well the core confession of the faith: death and its power to separate us from God has been swallowed up forever (1 Corinthians 15:54) by God's own Son, Who is Resurrection and Life (John 11:25).