Pretty Crosses

April 17, 2014  •  1 Comment

I find it fascinating that Christians have made so many pretty crosses.

This cross is in a beautiful church in a resort community on the panhandle of Florida, Seaside. I had not seen a cross with shells pressed into sand other than in a Vacation Bible School Craft. Don't get me wrong, it is pretty.

This photo is of where a cross used to be in a United Methodist Church in Harper, Maryland County, Liberia. The sanctuary was heavily vandalized during the civil war, and even the cross was taken down for someone to use the wood or metal for something else entirely. It must have been a pretty cross by looking at what was left behind. However, the witness of the cross is still there announcing that Christ gave his all for us.

You, like me, may possess a number of crosses; some may be pretty, some simple, some ornate, some handmade. They are all reminders of this day, even the one that is missing.


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Debbie (Benns) Hampleman(non-registered)
Wow, what a beautiful statement and then put into words. I appreciate all of your work, John. This bog reinforces the reasons I finally, truly saw the light when you were my pastor and why my girls still think you are great.
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