Revised 6/21/2020

Dani's Glass Design

Elements of the Stained Glass Cross

Jackson Bible Church
102 McElmurray Farm Road
Jackson, South Carolina, 29831
Stained glass cross
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From the heart of the artist

Some of the thoughts in the artist's mind as this work was unfolding are shared below. Each detail represents a precious truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Drop of Blood/Tear Drop
  • All other elements of this cross point to the Red Drop because Christ is the center of our faith and wept, suffered and died for His children.
  • Crown of Thorns
  • The crown of thorns represents his physical suffering for us and that God became man, therefore, understands what it is to be human. He loved us so much that he suffered immeasurable pain to absolve us of our sins.
  • Iridescent Center
  • Christ is the pearl of great price.
  • Olive Branch
  • The olive branch has long been a symbol of peace. It was placed on the cross bars to represent the deep abiding peace that only our triune God can impart to His children. In our need, He wraps us in His arms and grants us peace as we endure difficult times.
  • Dove
  • On the day of Christ's baptism, God sent a dove and said, "This is my Son, in whom I am well pleased."
  • Flames
  • Flames represent the trials and tribulations we endure during our life. Christ is there for us and will never forsake us. The flames also represent Hell and is placed on this cross to restate that through the blood of Jesus we are saved.
  • Alpha and Omega - Α and Ω
  • Jesus is the Alpha and Omega. The Beginning and the End. He is everything!
  • The Holy Spirit is seen in movement of the solder lines
  • In the body of the cross, purple waterglass ripples reflecting that Christ is alive and gives His children life.
  • Wood grain throughout the purple waterglass represents the wood used to build the cross.
  • Vibrant colors were used to express the joy Christians have because of our Triune God and Jesus dying for our sins.

    the cross in the sanctuary
    stained glass cross in a dark room                   the cross above the pulpit