17.7 x 17.7 inches
Over Size Wall Cross
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Made In Germany
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 17.7 inches high and 17.7 inches wide, this cross encourages the recipient to “let go and let God” — to surrender, in other words, to God’s loving providence. This is truly an heirloom-quality piece ideally suited for hospital and clinic chapels, for hospital waiting rooms and institutional interior wall decorations, and as home decor in one’s dining room, kitchen, or living room. This large wall cross will remind those overwhelmed by sickness and suffering, or stricken with grief over the loss of a loved one that they are never alone.
A Solid Bronze Invitation to Trust in God
The Trust In Me Cross can be considered as a summary of John 14: 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 (John 14:27).
What “peace” does Jesus give that engenders our trust?
All who follow Jesus know that peace in this world is actually more of an ideal than a reality in any meaningful sense at this time. Strife, hatred, and conflict abound everywhere and in every corner of this world, and not least of all in every human heart. The “peace” the world gives is really only the absence of war, not true peace. The only authentic peace, the peace of Christ, is vastly more than 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.