This stone crucifix reminds us in our times of struggle, loss and death how Jesus mastered this crucial moment of his life. This crucifix depicts Jesus who has just uttered “It is finished!” (John 19:30). This authentic dolomite stone is an extraordinary work of art and a choice gift for a special occasion or person in your life. This is a gift of authentic heirloom quality to be displayed prominently, treasured and passed down from one generation to the next!
A Dolomite Stone Crucifix from France
Measuring 12.2 inches in height, the Stone Crucifix will hang with ease on any wall in a study, home, office, or chapel. This wall crucifix was designed and handfinished in a community of monastic sisters in France.
Crucified and Messiah?
A “Crucified Messiah” is the least likely combination – an oxymoron if there ever was one! The two disciples journeying to Emmaus certainly thought so. They explained to their mysterious travel companion (the Risen Jesus): “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, “crucified” and “Messiah” were not two words that they would have ever combined! They imagined, they wanted, they expected, a Messiah who would – with overwhelming military might – annihilate the Roman occupation, liberate the Jewish people, and usher in an era of justice, prosperity, and peace. But Jesus accomplished much, much more than a mere military victory. Jesus conquered death, once for all, in his resurrection! Jesus is not a military Messiah. Rather, he is THE one true, Messiah, Christ, Anointed One, who – though crucified unto death – broke the bonds of death forever for himself and all of us. In his resurrection, he destroys death, and restores and transforms life for a new creation.