The cross is essential to life, as food, air, and water. Without it we could not have life.
The cross was once an instrument of horrific and cruel punishment, and death. Seldom is it looked on in that sense any longer. We wear it as beautiful jewelry and decorate the walls of our homes. It is depicted on greeting cards and graces the interior and exterior of our churches. The cross, as inhumane as it was, is a solemn reminder of Jesus’ love for us. He paid for our sins, where we would not have to. It’s a free gift, the gift of salvation, if we will reach out and accept it.
I depict crosses in many forms. From rugged to highly ornate. When you view one of the crosses, don’t look at the physical beauty but the eternal beauty. Let the cross, regardless of how it is displayed, be simply a constant reminder of Jesus’ love for us. So wear your cross, hang it on your wall, look at it, and remember, Jesus loves me!
My name is Gilbert Turley, and I own and handcraft each product under the name Amazing Grace Woodworks. This is a small, home based business that is dedicated solely to praising our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the artistry of wood. Each product is made one at a time with care, love, and prayer.