Faith, Hope & Love (part 1)

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    Stained glass windows
    Reformed church Boven-Hardinxveld

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corintians 13 vers 13)

Each window has its own theme, which has been elaborated in three performances within that window. A binding element between the windows is the water that flows from the source that can be found in the third window. The left window is sober, broken and dark, the right window exuberant and colorful, the middle window is the intermediary.

Window 1. Faith
In the first window, a drowning man can be seen as a metaphor of the awareness of sin; God must be appeled to about our guilty lifes. Prayer is the essential daily contact with God. The sacrifice of God's son on Golgota is the basis of all this.

"A genuine faith is not only a sure knowing or a being acquainted with, of what God has revealed to us in His word, it is also a firm faith that the Holy Spirit works through the gospel in our hearts and that also forgiveness of sins, eternal righteousness and salvation is bestowed to us by God, purely by grace and only on the account of Christ's merit. " (this is an adaptation of answer 21 from the Heidelberg Catechism)