God said, 'Let there be light', and there was light. God saw that light was good, and God divided light from darkness. God called light 'day', and darkness he called 'night'.
The centre of this window is as bright as window 1 is dark. The clear white centre of the cross is a prism which, when struck by the afternoon sunlight, casts sprays of rainbow lights on the floor of the cathedral.
This is the first act of Creation.
The Hubble Space Telescope is revolutionising our understanding of space. A striking image it has provided is of three pillars of dust from the heart of the "Eagle" nebula. In these Pillars of Creation, trillions of kilometres high, stars are being born. Here are images of Creation on a grand scale. They are the dominant themes of windows 2, 3 and 4.
Not only are these images scientifically accurate, they hint at the presence of the Triune Creator God: the imposing figures of God as Father, the corporeal figure of the Son, and the wispy ethereal shape of the Spirit.
God said, 'Let there be a vault in the waters to divide the waters in two'. And so it was. God made the vault and it divided the waters above the vault from the waters under the vault. God called the vault 'heaven'.