The Zacchaeus Cross makes a perfect gift for those amazing people in our lives who are not intimidated by circumstances or so-called limitations. Like Zacchaeus, they rise above the crowd to see what is really important. This cross honors the choices and commitment of every Zacchaeus we personally know. It inspires those facing challenges to rise above.
A Solid Bronze Cross in Two Sizes
Available in two sizes, small (k98k, 2.75 x 2.75 inches) and medium (k98m, 3.5 x 3.4 inches), this cross hangs beautifully on any wall in the office or at home. A master bronzesmith designed and forged this solid bronze cross in Germany.
Zacchaeus didn’t let his short stature stop him; when he wanted to see Jesus in the crowd he simply climbed a tree. This cross reminds us that the only size in life that matters is the size of our heart and spirit. If we are intent on seeing Jesus in our lives, we can rise above our limitations.
A Cross for All Who Aspire to Rise Above Limitations
The touching story of Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) encourages all who might be held back in some way, be it by size, appearance, physical condition, status or class. The Zacchaeuses of history are the people who actually change the world: Rosa Parks, Steven Hawkings, Special Olympics competitors, cancer survivors, those with HIV/AIDS, Downs syndrome children, the blind, the deaf, amputee veterans, inner city students, human rights activists, and on and on.
Give this cross as a reminder of the spirit that overcomes obstacles and also the Lord’s ever-willingness to meet us where we are.
The reverse side reads in German: Zacchaeus, steige eilends vom Baum, denn heute muss ich in deinem Hause bleiben. Sogleich stieg er herab und nahm ihn mit Freuden in sein Haus auf. Darueber murrten alle und sagten, bei einem Suender ist er eingekehrt. Zachaeus aber sprach: Herr, ich gebe jetzt die Haelfte meines Besitzes den Armen und habe ich betrogen, erstatte ich es vierfach. Jesus sagte, Heil ist diesem Haus widerfahren.
Translation: Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today. So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house.”