Dani's Glass Design
Elements of the Stained Glass Cross
Jackson Bible Church
102 McElmurray Farm Road
Jackson, South Carolina, 29831
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
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.
Christ is the pearl of great price.
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.
On the day of Christ's baptism, God sent a dove and said,
"This is my Son, in whom I am well pleased."
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
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.