Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sacrifice and the Cross

I had some thoughts in mind to share this morning,
and I like to always post a picture for you too.

But when I chose this picture, I realized suddenly,
that my message would be different.
So, I'm going by the Holy Spirit flow.....

These crosses are made by my husband,
and sold at my store, for various fundraisers...

They are beautiful. A labor of love...
Hand selected wood, mastering a design so they
would fit together perfectly;
routed on the edges for an added touch,
then finished with stain and oil 
to preserve them.

This time when I saw them, they looked so small....
so....incomplete, so not representative of Jesus,
of the sacrifice of His life, for us.
Of the suffering, the pain, the rejection, the death
that He took at the cross for us.


 But is there any cross we can make.....

 

Whether painted on paper......
made of wood, or even scraped into rock,


that can ever be big enough, beautiful enough, perfect enough.....
to represent the cross of Jesus?? 
To equal Jesus Love and sacrifice for us???


No, but we can use them
to help us Remember...

Jesus Love

 for us......

During this season we use to remember Christs birth....
let's do that.

Let's take a moment....to


Remember whose season it is,
and celebrate His birth.

Blessings in Him

barb









9 comments:

blushing rose said...

So beautifully shared, Barb.
TTFN ~
Marydon

sjmcdowell said...

Barb,

Beautifully said!

The crosses your husband has made are perfect in every way.

Blessings to you both

Susan

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a beautiful way to present the message. Your husband has a lovely talent too. Thanks so much for supporting the new changes with my blog Barb! I appreciate it so much!

BarbaraJean said...

Beautiful, Barb! It was nice to visit your Blog. I love the Cross! I agree it is a constant reminder of His Love for us. Have a very wonderful and Merry Christmas as together we remember who's Birthday it is!

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Barb...what beautiful crosses your husband has crafted!!!! And what a precious message you have shared...I wish you the most beautiful and blessed Christmas dear friend!! Sending you big ol' Georgia hugs and much love, Dawn

sweetvintageofmine said...

Those wooden crosses are lovely...very personal! Your MESSAGE was more beautiful....Oh,How I'll cherish the old rugged cross.....Blessings and Happy New Year 2013! I am your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me! from one sweetie to another....Roxie

lynn said...

such a lovely post, barb:) wishing you a wonderful new year!

Teresa Marie @ Coonie and Bees said...

Hi Barb, thought I'd jump over and follow you here too. Such an inspirational post, thanks for sharing. :-)

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

Barbara, Love the crosses. They have been on my mind lately and have been pondering them such as yourself. They remind me of the lords sacrifices and love for all of us! Adore your blog, I am now following you! Have a blessed day, Xo Pam