The Suffering Servant Crucifix is a moving bronze crucifix that depicts Jesus as the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53:10-12. In John 19:30, close to death, Jesus uttered “It is finished!” then bowed his head and died. This crucifix is a most appropriate gift for a birthday, baptism, confirmation, first communion, and ordination. An heirloom quality gift indeed which will be passed on and treasured for many generations to come!
A Solid Bronze Crucifix Forged in a German Monastery
3.5 inches high, the Suffering Servant Crucifix has a notch on the back to allow for easy hanging on any wall in home, study, or office. This crucifix was created and forged in a monastery foundry in Germany. This crucifix will be a great gift for that special someone in your life!
The Suffering Servant – The Crucified Messiah
The Messiah as a “Suffering Servant” – as, even worse, a “Crucified Messiah” – certainly seems like an oxymoron. After Jesus’ death, two disciples, journeying to Emmaus, explain to their unknown companion (the Risen Jesus ) that “Jesus of Nazareth was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel” (Luke 24:19-24). “We had hoped…” Clearly, they had expected something completely different: a powerful, military Messiah who would crush the Romans and usher in the Messianic Age of prosperity, justice and peace. The Risen Jesus – by the very fact that he has conquered death – reveals himself to them as living proof that being crucified and being the Messiah are not an oxymoron, and never were such. Jesus is the Suffering Servant, the Messiah, the Anointed One, who is crucified to death, rises in victory over death as the Messiah who will redeem and transform all of creation.