The Trust In Me Cross is a new favorite in our collection. The Trust in Me Cross is forged from solid bronze in a foundry in Germany. Measuring almost 3.25 inches high and 3.5 inches wide, this cross invites the recipient to surrender to God’s loving providence. This is an heirloom-quality piece ideally suited for anyone seeking comfort or desiring a reminder of God’s love. It is a heartfelt invitation to come to and embrace the mystery of Christ. It is also an inspiring piece for a friend or family member overwhelmed by sickness and suffering or stricken with grief over the loss of a loved one. This is indeed a most meaningful cross for many occasions and celebrations.
A Solid Bronze Invitation to Trust in God
The Trust In Me Cross can be considered as an encapsulation of the entire 14th chapter of the Gospel of John. Chapter 14 begins: Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me (14:1). Near the end of the chapter we read: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid (John 14:27).
What is the “peace” that Jesus gives that engenders our trust?
All who follow Jesus know that peace in this world is really more of an ideal than an actual reality in any meaningful sense of the word. Strife and conflict abound everywhere and in every corner of this world as well as in the deepest recesses of every human heart. The “peace” the world offers is nothing more than an “absence of war”, not true peace. The only authentic peace, the peace of Christ, is much, much more a mere absence of conflict or war. As the U.S. Bishops wrote in their 1983 pastoral letter The Challenge of Peace: God’s Promise and Our Response:
27. For us as believers, the sacred scriptures provide the foundation for confronting war and peace today. Any use of scripture in this area is conditioned by three factors. First, the term “peace” has been understood in different ways at various times and in various contexts. For example, peace can refer to an individual’s sense of well-being or security, or it can mean the cessation of armed hostility, producing an atmosphere in which nations can relate to each other and settle conflicts without resorting to the use of arms. For men and women of faith, peace will imply a right relationship with God, which entails forgiveness, reconciliation, and union. Finally, the scriptures point to eschatological peace, a final, full realization of God’s salvation when all creation will be made whole. Among these various meanings, the last two predominate in the scriptures and provide direction to the first two.