The Lord, I Believe, Doubting Thomas Cross is a solid bronze wall cross depicting Saint Thomas the Apostle, or Didymus (the Twin) touching the risen Lord.
Saint Thomas is best known as Doubting Thomas because he doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead (John 20:24-29). This bronze cross is a great gift for a first communion, confirmation, birthday, Christmas and the feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle on July 3rd.
A Solid Bronze Wall Cross
Measuring 4.5 inches high and 4 inches wide, this solid bronze wall cross will hang easily on any wall in study, home or office. This wall cross–conceived and cast by a master bronze-smith in Germany–is a loving gift for that special Thomas in your life. On the back of the cross, John 20:29b in German: Selig, die nicht sehen und doch glauben (English translation: “…blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed“). The center of the back of the cross also displays the Chi Rho. The Chi-Rho is shorthand for the title “Christ” since Chi (Χ) and Rho (P) are the first two letters of ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos or Christ) in Greek. Christ means “anointed one” in Greek.
Doubting Thomas: “I’ll believe it when I see it!”
Doubt, or at least a healthy scepticism, is a an appropriate attitude in situations where facts and proof are in short supply. Who among us would not have doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead until we saw him with our eyes, probed his nail-wounds with our fingers, and his open side with our hand? Thomas experienced Jesus in his risen body, but we are not afforded the same luxury. Rather, Jesus says: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed! In other words, I’ll believe it when I see it is not an option. We must believe in order to see: the paradox of faith.