Joshua Leads the Israelites

Joshua Leads the Israelites

Dedication: December 9, 1900
Donor: Sarah A. Sandham
Artist: Frederick Wilson for Louis Comfort Tiffany

Upper Scene (Joshua 10:12-14): God miraculously stops the sun for twenty-four hours as Joshua battles the enemy; an allegory for God entering the human experience with mystery and strength. This scene serves as a reminder that in the midst of life’s conflicts we are empowered by the radiant light of God’s spirit.

Lower Scene (Joshua 1:9): The window reveals an earlier period of Joshua’s life when a blessing is bestowed on him as he assumes leadership of Israel: “Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go.”