Reminders of a Cross

Do you have a cross on your wall.....or on your refrigerator.... or in a frame? Perhaps there is some other visual reminder you keep in sight - a faith reminder that holds the memory of a special event or time of life when you recall a closeness to God. Many of us have examples of "visual faith" in our homes whether we realize it or not.

The following is a personal story from our friend Christine Wethman. She shares how a simple, quite temporary homemade cross made an impact in her faith life. Because of this, crosses have become a precious reminder of significant times in her faith journey - and of the faithfulness of an Abiding Savior. These memories have motivated her to create crosses with old jewelry and other found items. You can also read her story and be inspired by more of her "found art crosses" on her new website (which she is currently working to finalize):

“Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;

Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.”

Smack dab in the middle of the cinderblock wall of the gymnasium was a very, very tall cross. It had been handcrafted with love by one of the school’s art teachers who had a passion for stained glass. That’s why the black paper cross, with strategically placed red mosaic-like cutouts, looked eye-pleasing. Sharply contrasted against the stark white wall, it was a sight for sore eyes. My eyes faced that cross countless times.