THE STORY TOLD BY THE WINDOWS OF LUTHER MEMORIAL CHAPEL
"Stained glass windows in church usage are not intended to be mere decoration. Not only are they to help provide an atmosphere of reverence and worship in a sacred place, but, beyond this, their purpose is to teach by the visual method and to lead the mind of the worshipper away from the things of the world to those of the spirit. For centuries stained glass has been, in the best sense, a visual aid which perpetually and silently tells the story of God’s love. Indeed, in the ages when few people could read and when few received formal instruction in the Scriptures, stained glass performed a vital function of visual instruction. The church windows themselves preached and taught the Gospel." ~ from the Introduction
The text contained in this booklet is taken from the original "The Word of God" book, dating back to April 22, 1951. It has been reformatted and updated, including photographs, by Matthew Fleming.