More Victims: The Noah Window at Chartres (10)

There is so much violence in our world. So much death. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. I’m sure we all do.

The victims of the flood by Jill K H Geoffrion

My Prayer

God, when things seem too much, help me not to shut down. Help me to keep my heart open. Help me to resist hate and to choose love.

The victims of the flood by Jill K H Geoffrion
A bird eating the heads of those who have died

Scriptural Touchstone

 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NRSV)

Invitation to Pray:

The victims of the flood by Jill K H Geoffrion
People dying in the floodwaters

As you sense the pain of the world, what prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.


The thirteenth century stained glass window (1205-1215) which relates the stories from Genesis 6-9 about Noah, his family, and the flood. It is the westernmost window in the north side aisle at the Chartres Cathedral in France. The images in this post are found in the middle rows of the window.

Noah Window at Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion

Previous Posts in this Series:

1. Introducing the Noah Window at Chartres
2. The Noah Window at Chartres: Donors
3. The Noah Window: Sons of God, daughters of humans and Nephilim
4. God Speaking to Noah
5. Noah’s Family
6. Doing What God Commands
7. The Animals Arrive
8. Noah’s Ark Floating on the Waters
9. The Victims

Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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