The Water of Life Cross is one of the most unique and eye-catching pieces in the Creator Mundi collection, evoking the rich symbolism of water in the Christian faith. This solid bronze cross features a black patina with polished accents, creating a stunning visual juxtaposition between the light and the dark parts of the piece. This is a substantial solid bronze cross, measuring 6.25 by 4.25 inches – the moderate size of the cross makes it perfect to hang on a wall in a room where the cross can be a focal point of attention. It weighs approximately 13 ounces, or nearly a pound, and features an eyelet with a ring through it that will allow for easy hanging, whether you place it above a fireplace, in a study, in a bedroom, or at the top of the stairs.
A Reminder of the Gift of Baptism
The understated elegance and evocation of water symbolism make this an excellent adult baptism gift, confirmation gift, or Christian housewarming gift. The design itself is sleek and graceful with elegant curves reminiscent of waves that approach a stylized drop of water in the center of the cross. Between each of the waves is a depression of approximately a quarter inch, which gives this piece a fascinating texture and allow the cross to interact uniquely with whatever light sources are in the room. With its timelessly elegant design and its sturdy construction, this is an heirloom-quality piece that will be passed on for generations once it is brought into your life.
The Spiritual Water of Life
Water, with its symbolic ability both to cleanse and sustain life, is of course a central symbol to our Christian faith. We must always remember that we are not just bodies, but are embodied spirits, and our souls need nourishment and cleansing just as our bodies do. As Christians, we find that nourishment in many places: in the Bible, the sacraments, the words of our ancestors, and in the beauty of the natural world. Whether you choose the Water of Life Cross as a gift for yourself or for someone important to you, we hope that it reminds you of all the sources of spiritual nourishment that God has generously filled the universe with.
Most importantly, there is the poignant quote in John 4:13-15, “Everyone who drinks this water [from the well] will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” We hope that this unique and evocative cross will find a thought-provoking place in your home for generations to come.