Today we enter and begin our tour of the House with the Chapel.
After entering the Main Grand Entrance, making our way up 10 (or so) stairs, and passing through a large doorway, we can see on our left two beautiful stained glass windows...
In the photo below, on the left is an image of Moses holding up the Bronze Snake on the Staff (the same staff - sans snake - that parted the Red Sea). The Israelites were instructed to gaze upon the bronze snake on the staff to cure them of snake bites...
Don't remember this story? Click here for more information.
The panel on the right, below is Moses, as an old man, singing his final Doxology before his death - on the edge of the Promise Land, never to make it across to the other side, because he doubted God. Yet, Jesus is there, with his angelic throng, to welcome Moses to Heaven.
And the work of all the laborers and crafts-folk who created this place (most likely for meager pay) did an amazing job! It is beautiful and filled with the toil and sweat of many people who never got the chance to then use it. (But that's true of the whole house.)
Let's take a closer look at the altar.
Which one's can you see?
In the photo below of the inside of the spire, "one of these things is not like the other."
Can you see it? Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post, if you found it!
We can see the back of the chapel - complete with a "balcony" window.
The marble mosaic floor is simply stunning, and if I close my eyes, I can see the crafts-folk working on it with pain staking skill and precision.
Nope. I have no idea where the keyboard is for the organ pipes. :)
For example, here is the base of one of the 6ft. tall candle holders - Lots of cherubim!
Please, join me next week for the Marble Hall!
Blessings on your Journey,