"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."
-1 Corinthians 13:13
This window shows the Three Graces - Faith, Hope, and Love - portrayed as three women, as was the custom in the Victorian Age.
The woman on the left has her hands folded in prayer and her eyes lifted toward heaven. She represents Faith.
The woman on the right is holding a cross in her left hand, with her right hand over her heart. She represents Hope.
The woman in the center, holding the children, represents Love. She is looking down at the lilies of the field. Below in the darkest corner of the window is another child, lost in the darkness. Love is reaching down to raise that child up into the Light.
These three graces, Faith, Hope, and Love, are eternal. Everything else in life will pass away, but faith and hope and love will remain. Our bodies may turn back to dust, but the faith and hope and love we have known and shared in the Lord Jesus Christ will never pass away. Focus your life on those things which are eternal, and the temporary hardships of this life will not be so worrisome.
The King Window was dedicated in memory of Robert Hays King (1814-1895), Anna Duff King (1815-1849), and Mary Pauley King (1824-1859.