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This cross is made by a Palestinian Christian using locally grown Olive Wood. It is designed to fit in the palm of your hand. You can hold on to it during prayers or keep it in your pocket as a comfortable reminder to “hold fast to the faith we profess” (Hebrews 4:14). Watch our campaign video:
Tradition has it that early Christians who were persecuted by the Romans and unable to outwardly display their faith, would hide these crosses in their garments as a constant comfort and reminder in times of trial and difficulty.
The cross is the ultimate symbol of Christian faith, communicating the sacrificial love of God. The cross Jesus died on was an instrument of torture used by the Romans occupying the first-century Holy Land. According to the New Testament, Jesus’ death and resurrection made it possible for us to receive forgiveness of our sins and reconciliation with God (Romans 5:8). The cross is thus transformed into a symbol of life and love.
Meet the man who makes these crosses
We recommend 4 Practical Ways that you can use this pocket cross.
One of them is a Technology Sabbath. Use your pocket cross to replace your smartphone one day per week and rest from the stress of our digital lifestyles. One of our students has been doing it now for several weeks, here is his testimony:
Note: Due to the nature of olive wood and the individuality of the artisans and their processes, the product may differ slightly from the picture posted.