Monday, July 28, 2014
Medieval Town of Yvoire
The streets are filled with artists and craftsmen of the Chablais region.
I discovered this adorable antique shop and found an oil painting for my collection
Hanging baskets full of fresh flowers are at every street corner
This walled fishing port dates back to the 14th century.
A french 14th century castle is fun to explore. It was built between 1306 and 1311 by Amadeus V, a famous count of Savoy. He must have been part of the Savoy family who ruled the Chillon Castle. It was protected by a moat and a drawbridge. The gardens surrounding the castle are beautiful.display of colorful flowers.
As I sat in the pew I reflected on my surroundings.
At the alter was a beautiful painting of Jesus walking on the water.
The story is from Matthew 14:22-33.
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, waking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.
But Jesus immediately said to them; "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
"Come," he said
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out,
"Lord save me!"
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.
"You of little faith," he said,
"Why did you doubt?"
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those sho were in the boat worshiped him, saying, Truly you are the
Son of God."
Bridging the Gap as a sacrificial lamb for our sins.
On the ceiling is a mural depicting 14 year old St. Pancras being beheaded for his faith.
Beautiful stain glass tell a story of peace and forgiveness.
The steeple shined like a bright light.