Story and photos by Julia Hart SUNNYSIDE — Since ancient times, artists have sought ways to shape bits of glass into things of beauty. During the Renaissance age, stained glass windows became popular fixtures in the massive Catholic cathedrals and even small country churches. In many cases, the carefully crafts windows were used to illustrate biblical stories. Often the windows were used to depict saints and heroes of the Bible. Many also served as symbols of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. During the season of light, it is a wonderful time to reflect on those stores as featured in the artistry of colored glass located in nearly every church in the community.