Stained Glass Portrait

Life is delicate, like glass. To others it may seem that everything is as it should be. Yet, the story of pain and brokenness may be cracking just beneath the surface. As we look upon this woman—her life represented by the single pane of glass—we see her dismay. But the truth of her abusive partner remains hidden, as does the fear she feels deep down inside.

The glass shatters—representing the downward vortex of her partner’s abusive acts and the pain he inflicts upon her. Dreams evaporate. Despair prevails.

And yet, out of brokenness something new can emerge. Jagged pieces of glass, rough to the touch, and piercing to the skin, can be:

  • reshaped
  • reconfigured
  • reset

The stained glass portrait is what she will become.