Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ.

Stained Glass (A Poem)

Stained glass

Stained can mean a mess to be covered or removed. 

Some see ruin beyond repair and others just stare.

What if 

The stain is no mistake; it’s on purpose for us to take.

The blood that trickled down His hands and brow onto the ground 

Is the very thing that marks the way from lost to found. 

The fragile substance that makes a window we see through, 

Is similar to the substance that makes up me and you.

It’s breakable and beautiful, sometimes cloudy and sometimes clear. 

But even when it’s tinted, there’s nothing to fear. 

It can be beveled,bulletproof and crown; 

It can be shattered and stained, picked up and laid down. 

When these jagged pieces come together in the new, 

We see another story being told that tells of You.

Jesus stained that glass and He’s the Gold that is the glue. 

Making this reflective coloring Book, letting the light shine on the pews.

We are the Church, the Body and the Bride;

The humility of Jesus leads to laid down pride. 

Christ redefined stained and took the break for our glass.

When He said it is finished, he built us to last! 

About Katie Wilson

Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ. #amwriting #Compel Forgiven and Free Living a life that says: COME AND SEE!

22 Replies

  1. Cynthia Harmon

    Your stained glass poem was beautiful and so timely as Easter Sunday approaches. Thank you for sharing your Holy Spirit inspired inspiration/revelation. Happy Easter to you and your family!

    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you so much!!! It felt good to write again. Happy almost Easter sweet friend!! It is still finished and Sunday is a coming❤️🙏!!

    2. Katie Wilson

      Thank you so much sweet friend! I miss and love you and hope you and your family are doing well! Happy almost Easter!

  2. Rosemary Sherrod

    This is beautiful my friend ♥️

    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you for always celebrating my creative efforts. And for always seeing the best in me❤️

  3. Anonymous

    Beautiful Katie! Thank Jesus for your beautiful creative gifts!

    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you so much!!! It felt really good to create again! 🙏❤️

  4. Leslie Nabors

    Katie, you never cease to inspire me. This is just beautiful and so perfect! Thank you for your loving spirit! ❤️❤️

    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you so much sweet sis! God is flipping the script on lots of things in my life and it so fun watching Him do it!!! Thanks for being on this adventure called life with me !!

  5. Sonya Keith

    Thanks for sharing. This poem is beautiful and from the heart of a lovely lady❤️

    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you so much! It was a joy to write. I feel like I had more the day so it may be a working document/poem:) I might just keep working on it in real time for all the big world to see the process 🤪 I’m a work in progress for sure 🙂

  6. Anonymous

    This poem is beautiful! Love you soooo much! Happy Easter! He is Risen Indeed!!!!

    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! It was really great to write again. It’s been a long time.❤️ Yes He is- RISEN INDEED🙏

  7. This is a beautiful piece that reflects on the significance of stained glass and how it can be seen as a metaphor for the human experience. I find the comparison between the fragility of stained glass and the fragility of human life quite poignant. My question is, how did the author come up with this analogy between stained glass and the Christian faith? Was there a personal experience or insight that inspired this piece?

    mr w


    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. Lots of personal, colorful experiences inspired this and thinking of how God doesn’t waste a thing, bringing beautiful things from broken pieces. Recently I was able to go to the Asbury revival and sitting in that chapel watching the next generation hungry and thirsty for God and seeing the light shine through the stained glass all around really sparked a fire in me and this was the overflow of that spark for now ! Thank you again!

  8. Anonymous


  9. When ruins sing!!! 🎶 Thank you for picking up your pen sweet friend.👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you for being my accountability and for W.R.I.T.E! Lv u

  10. Glenda

    This is so beautiful. I see your heart in your writing. Happy for our new connection 🙏🏽👏🏽💕

    1. Katie Wilson

      Me too!!!! It truly is always so much better together:) Getting to write alongside you is such a gift and I’m thankful for my new friend!!! And thankful that a Toya connected our Cohort ❤️❤️✍️✍️📝📝✏️✏️

  11. Sarah Perry

    Such a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Katie Wilson

      Thank you so much Sarah for your kind words and encouragement!

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