What Do You See When You Look At The Cross?

I’ve started a new sculpture.  A friend described something she had seen at a craft fair.

…There were crosses wrapped in some kind of wire, and they were hollow, filled with stones…(like the junk inside us!) Each one had a key or a nail, affixed on top….

And the wheels in my head started to spin…

What DO we bring to the cross?IMG_20130809_144354_076

We bring our moments, stopped in time

a diagnosis, a death,

broken relationships,

words that cut as deep as broken glass,

abuses– from any and everywhere,

false religious beliefs,

and so much more, some of which is plain ol’ trash….IMG_20130809_144432_852

But before you wallow in despair from all these bad things,

We can bring it all to the cross.

Jesus invites us!
I learned it from a song– ♪ ♫ “For His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
He said, ‘Come unto Me all ye that labor,
and I will give you sweet rest!’♫ ♪♪”
(based on Matthew 11:30,31)

So, look closely…

….closer still…

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For among the abuses,

the ‘sticks & stones’,

the trash,

the paper cuts and major surgery,

there are also the pearls of wisdom,

the unbroken chains of true friendship,

the rose petals of happy memories,

and the shards of broken mirror, still reflecting His Light.

What do YOU see when you look at The Cross?

About Cyn

Cyn Rogalski is a daughter of the Most High God. A prayer warrior, artist, speaker and writer, the work of her hands is meant to draw you to Jesus. Want me to speak at your next retreat, service or gathering? Contact me by leaving a comment below.
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4 Responses to What Do You See When You Look At The Cross?

  1. i am amazed by the wiring in your brain. To think of a cross with all the hurts of mankind thrust upon its face is truly the perfect picture of the pain carried by our Savior. So extreme is His love for us. And yes, i have brought many things to the cross and He has turned them into jewels. Only the cross of Christ can do that1 Thank you, Cyn for your inspiring insight!

    • Cyn says:

      Thank you dear Margie!
      My journey back to the keyboard has been a long, arduous one; yet He, as always; is faithful!
      Appreciating your prayers more than you can know, this side of Heaven!
      -Cyn-

  2. Carol Weeks says:

    I love this, Cyn. It is good for us to examine what we bring. And to pay more attention to what we leave there…

    • Cyn says:

      Hi Carol! Thanks for stopping by. For me, the thing to remember is to leave it at the cross, not take it back again. Still learning… -Cyn-

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