The Resurrection Standing Cross is a wonderful gift for that special birthday, wedding or wedding anniversary, housewarming, or ordination. The mountain crystal in the center of this bronze standing cross heralds the joyous news that the cross – an instrument of torture, suffering, and death – has now been radically transformed into a symbol of Christ’s definitive victory over death. The Resurrection Standing Cross is indeed a special gift for that special someone in your life.
A Solid Bronze Standing Cross with Mountain Crystal
The Resurrection Standing Cross stands 5.75 inches high and is 3.75 inches wide. This exquisite solid bronze cross was cast in bronze with an inset mountain crystal in a monastery foundry in Germany. This is indeed an heirloom quality gift that will be treasured and handed down from generation to generation.
The Cross of Jesus is not a piece of jewelry or home decor!
We are way too familiar with the cross of Christ. We have all grown up seeing it on the walls of our homes and schools, hanging prominently in our churches, and adorning the necks of many friends and family members. We tend to overlook the uncomfortable fact that the cross was originally an instrument of torture, execution, and death, and was especially popular as an effective means to intimidate the rebellious peoples of occupied lands. The actual cross of Jesus was no lovely piece of jewelry or home decor! Jesus’ cross was an ugly, bloody, obscene and violent thing designed only to lengthen and intensify the agony of those wretched souls doomed to die slowly on it. Yet the meaning of this ugly, cruel, obscene instrument of torture, agony, and death now has been radically reinterpreted by Christ’s Resurrection from the dead. We can now all hang “beautiful” crosses in our homes and wear “lovely” crosses around our necks. Why? Because death’s power and sway over us have been definitively and forever destroyed in the Resurrection of Christ! And with Saint Paul we can even dare to scorn and mock death itself! Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? (I Corinthians 15:55)