The Cross

I have these silver crosses.  If you read this journal often, or if you know me personally, you know that I’m not a jewelry wearing person.  Nothing against it… it’s just not me.  Jewelry in my possession finds its way onto a pretty box.  But these three lovely pieces are on my bathroom counter, and seeing them every day is quite meaningful to me.

Paul wrote in the letter to the Galatians that he would not boast of anything except the cross of Jesus Christ.  I love that passage, and I appreciate this symbolic reminder of what truly matters.

I love the memories of my purchases of these small silver pieces of art.  The first silver cross I ever purchased came from La Paz, Bolivia.  Just simple with a little red stone.  Such a beautiful name for a city… Peace.  The Celtic cross came from a quaint roadside soup and sandwich shop in Scotland.  We were there on a wonderful family vacation, enjoying what may have been the homeland of my ancestors.  I bought the marcasite cross at an antiques market in Montevideo, Uruguay.  The young woman in the booth felt sure it had been brought to South America by an Italian immigrant.

So my favorite thought – when I look at my little collection – is how the story of redemption has spread around our globe, over continents, throughout centuries.  I’m amazed and thrilled to be part of the story!


I searched through musical videos to find this hymn I love so dearly.  What a grand assortment.  I listened to young men singing it in the Caribbean, and young people (who appeared Amish to me) singing in Pennsylvania.  I chose this one for my post today.  I don’t know who is singing, but it sounds very much like this when we sing it.

“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”… beautifully done with the four parts joining together one verse at a time.


3 Responses to “The Cross”

  1. Marietta says:

    So lovely…..

  2. Robin Green says:

    Remember the silver pin you bought for me in Bolivia? I wear it often and enjoy it so much.


    AMEN and AMEN! That song is so meaningful — its simple words tells the whole gospel message. Thank you. I almost never write a “reply” on FB, but it seems that you always inspire me and I have to respond somehow!

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