I Am the Resurrection and the Life
Just as Jesus is the Beginning and the Ending of history, His life, death and resurrection are at the center of history. This center window pictures the empty tomb, with three crosses in the distance. It offers the hope which Jesus gave to Mary and Martha when their brother Lazarus had lain in the tomb in Bethany for three days. In the midst of their hopelessness and despair, Jesus offered the supreme statement of His authority over life and death.
"I Am the Resurrection and the Life. He that beliveth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live" (John 11:25).
This great declaration was followed by the most dramatic miracle of His life, the raising of Lazarus from the dead. After the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, all hope seemed lost. Then Jesus overcame the bonds of death by coming forth from the tomb renewed and glorified.
This is the central event of human history, which gives us the hope held by all Christians. Because He lives, we too shall live, and be united in eternity with those who go before us.
This window was given in memory of Bret Lee.