15.75 x 17.7 inches
Over Size Wall Cross
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Made In Germany
The Be Not Afraid Cross is a unique addition in our collection. The Be Not Afraid Cross is forged from solid bronze in a foundry in Germany. Measuring 15.75 inches high and 17.7 inches wide, this cross encourages the recipient to “let go and let God” — to let go of fear and anxiety, to surrender, in other words, to God’s loving providence. This heirloom-quality piece is ideally suited for churches and chapels, for hospital interior spaces and waiting rooms and other institutions like religious schools and spaces providing comfort. This wall cross is also a meaningful home decor cross for one’s living space. This cross will remind those anxious and overwhelmed by misfortune, sickness and suffering that God is indeed close at hand, and that those who let go of their fear and trust in God will never be alone.
A Solid Bronze Invitation to Let Go and Let God”
The Be Not Afraid Cross is a wonderful visual summary the 14th chapter of the Gospel of John: Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me … 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.
What “peace” does Jesus give that frees our hearts from fear?
Everyone who follows Jesus knows that peace in this world is actually a not-yet realized ideal, not something yet achieved in any meaningful sense at this time. Strife, conflict, and hatred abound everywhere, in every corner of this world, and, yes, even in the deepest recesses of every human heart. The “peace” the world gives is only the absence of war, not true peace. True authentic peace, the peace of Christ, vastly exceeds a mere absence of war or conflict. 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.