The Good Shepherd Nightwatch cross is one of the most unique and vivid images in our collection, a wall cross that is sure to capture the imagination of children of all ages. Made of hand-carved and painted wood, this cross measures at about 7 inches in height and is easily mounted on any wall. This size, combined with its vibrant colors and comforting image, makes this an ideal cross for any child’s room. In addition to the painted background of a night scene with a flock of sheep, the cross also features an overlay of hand-carved figures of a shepherd and a sheep that are attached to the cross. These figures thus leap from the image, a reminder that no matter how dark the night, our Good Shepherd is always near us.
The Powerful Message of the Shepherd
Shepherds, and their flocks, signify all teachers and guides of faithful souls. The night in which they were keeping watch over their flocks, indicates the dangerous temptations from which they never cease to keep themselves, and those placed under their care. Also at the birth of our Lord do shepherds watch over their flocks; for He was born who says, I am the good Shepherd: but the time also was at hand in which the same Shepherd was to recall His scattered sheep to the pastures of life.