Pictured to the left is an illustration of the stained glass window at the front of Messiah's sanctuary. The window was designed by Martin Banke. Its design was inspired by John 15:5, "I am the vine: you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing." We do not have righteousness, ultimate significance, or eternal life in ourselves; but we obtain all of these things through a living relationship with Jesus Christ. Finally, the window depicts Christ-as-vine in a cruciform position because Jesus won these gifts for us by his death.