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Nothing Can Satisfy the Mind but God Himself
Central Christian Church
About the Artwork
The mind of man is on a relentless quest for Truth. He is aware of the mystery that abounds, and is driven to reveal that which the mystery holds. Yet with each new discovery man finds his thirsting and hungering unsatisfied. This quest to know is both the blessing and the sheer pain of humanness.
This unceasing desire to know is man's unconscious search for the source of his being. It is like a river of water searching for the sea which is both the beginning and the end of all waters. The mind of man flows towards a confluence with the Almighty. Only here will the mind of man ever be satisfied.
In this window we see a bold symbolic representation of God. We are reminded the "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." Spirit has no form or substance, so it must be represented by symbols. Here it is symbolized by light penetrating darkness, and by the imaginative use of geometic shapes which are considered to be perfect, such as the circle, triangle and square. These primal shapes are not limited to jsut man, but appear in nature as if to reveal to us the perfection of God, the Creator and Sustainer of life.
The inscription, "Nothing Can Satisfy the Mind But God Himself," comes from Barton W Stone, and reflects the insight of the rational religious. The mind is an instrument created by God to be used by man in his search for Truth and meaning. Freed fromt he bondage of sin through Jesus Christ, the mind reaches out for ultimate communion with God.
Did you know?
A stained glass window which won a fine arts prize at the 1876 Centinial Exhibition in Philadelphia was dismantled and stored under a bed in an Orange County home for years before being reassembled and placed in Reeves Memorial Methodist Church over 100 years after it was created.
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For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them.
This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can
be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an
admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area
that is normally open to the public.
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public art in Central Florida.
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