The Contemporary Crucifix is a modern abstract depiction of the suffering Christ, reminding us of the trials and tribulations that Christ was subjected to as he took on the sins of the world to effect our redemption. This is a simple, modern design that invites us to meditation and prayer. At 7.7 inches in length, the cross is an ideal wall crucifix and can be hung anywhere. Made in Germany and cast by skilled artisans, this piece is truly distinctive and unique.
The Redemptive Power of Suffering
This modern corpus on a textured cross bears a gravity befitting contemplation of the manner in which Christ’s suffering contributes to salvation as well as the role of suffering in our own lives. Just as Christ effected redemption for all through his suffering, so too can we learn to embrace this redemption through our own struggles and suffering.
“Crucified” + “Messiah” = ???
“Crucified” and “Messiah” are two words that simply do not go together. The two disciples making their way to Emmaus certainly knew this as they told their mysterious traveling companion (the Risen Jesus) of their own dashed hopes: “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.” “We had hoped…” Clearly, if Jesus had been the Messiah, he could never have been crucified to death! They expected him to reveal himself as a powerful, military Messiah who would now free the Jewish people from the yoke of Roman oppression, and then usher in his Messianic age of peace, prosperity, and justice. The Risen Jesus, however, revealed himself to the two disciples as much more than a mere military conqueror: he is the Conqueror over death and Lord of life – the “Crucified Messiah” who now makes all things new.