† WHAT DOES THE CROSS MEAN FOR US? †
The empty cross symbolizes Jesus’ execution and His painful suffering and death for all sinners. It tells His story and symbolizes the burden and pain that a follower of Jesus must be prepared to take on. The horizontal bar symbolizes divine and eternal. The vertical bar symbolizes all things earthly, human and temporary. It symbolizes heaven and earth, victory of life over death and the miracle of resurrection.
The crucifix cross comes from the Latin word “cruci fixus” meaning “one fixed to a cross“. It represents Jesus’ body and how his sacrifice brought salvation to the world.
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