Craig Window: Lower Half

This window depicts the Savior as the Good Shepherd. He is holding a lamb in his arms as he advances along a mountain path.

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."

-John 10:11

Jesus compared himself to a shepherd, since shepherds were common and familiar in his community. He called his disciples and followers "sheep of his flock." In this window the shepherd is holding a staff, which was used to rescue the sheep from danger and to fend off wolves. Jesus the Good Shepherd has the power to protect and encourage, to lead and direct. Those who are sheltered in His arms are safe from the wolves of life. Those sheep/individuals who have strayed away to the wild mountains and deep valleys will not perish. The Good Shepherd will search tirelessly until he finds his own and brings them home.

Jesus promised: "My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand."

-John 10:27-28

It is the Good Shepherd who writes the names in the Book of Life which is depicted in the upper half of this window.

The Craig Window was a gift of Mrs. A.M. Davidson in memory of Neville B. Craig (1787-1863) and Jane Fulton (1780-1852).

Craig Window: Upper Half

This window depicts the Angel of the Open Book (also called the Angel of Life) with a torch in one hand and the Book of Remembrance in the other. The "Open Book" is the Book of Life that is mentioned in Revelation, the final book in the Bible.

        "The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the Book of Life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

-Revelation 3:5-6

Those who have put their trust and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord of their life and their Savior from sin and death will have their names written in the Book of Life. Inclusion means that when you die you will not perish, but receive eternal life. Through belief in Jesus and living life as he did, you can be certain that your name is written in the Heavenly Book of Life.

(White garments are an artistic symbolic way of designating a person who is washed clean in the blood of Jesus through faith, whose sins are forgiven by the death of Jesus on the cross.)

(There is a nearly identical window in the Pitts Chapel Unified Free Will Baptist Church in New Haven, CT. An 1898 newspaper article about the windows refers to the window as the Angel of Life. The inscription at the top of the Pitts Chapel window says, "He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.")

The Craig Window was a gift of Mrs. A.M. Davidson in memory of Neville B. Craig (1787-1863) and Jane Anne Fulton (1780-1852).