Jesus, nailed to the cross (in French, cloué sur la croix), is dying. He finally utters It is finished!, bows his head and dies (John 19:30). This beautiful bronze crucifix with enamel inlay makes a stunning gift for a special occasion: birthdays, a baptism, a first communion, a confirmation, a wedding, wedding anniversary, a vow jubilee, an ordination or an ordination anniversary. This is an exquisite gift of authentic heirloom quality—a treasure to be displayed prominently for generations to come.
A French Crucifix Cast of Bronze with Enamel Inlay
Measuring 6.2 inches high and 4.4 inches wide, the Cloué sur la Croix Crucifix has an eyelet on top to facilitate easy hanging on any wall in study, home, or office. This wall crucifix was designed, cast and finished by hand in an art studio in France.
“Crucified” plus “Messiah” = Failure?
A “Crucified Messiah” is, quite simply, a pure oxymoron. The two disciples on their way to Emmaus certainly believed this. For they told their mysterious travel companion 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…” The two disciples had been hoping for the Messiah, not a failed, humiliated and crucified prophet. Jesus could not possibly be the “anointed one” (messiah), the one who would smash the yoke of Roman oppression, free Israel, and begin the Messianic age. The Risen Jesus—by revealing himself to them in the breaking of the bread – shows that he is, in fact, much more than a mere military “messiah”—he has risen from the dead, destroyed death, and is now the Lord of Life. The Messiah who was nailed to a cross, the “Crucified Messiah”—now makes all things new.
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