A wooden cross, designed for punishing criminals, thieves and murderers hung one who was perfect, who had no sin. A King, humbled and humiliated, battered and bruised, for the sins of the world.
Materials: Gold-Filled, Wood, Bamboo
The King of Kings hung upon a humble wooden cross. Plain wooden beads are set against fine gold-filled components to show the greatness of our God who humbled himself to save mankind. It shows the depth of His love for you and for me.
- Excerpts from Matthew 27
28They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
32…they met a man…and they forced him to carry the cross. 33They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull)… 35When they had crucified him… 37Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42″He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ …50And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. 51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. 52The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. 54When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”
- “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:37-39
- “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelations 19:16
It was an act of complete love. To give up every earthly thing; fame, power, influence, love, family, friends, wealth, peace, His entire life, so that you and I could live eternally in the presence of God in heaven. I am so grateful for that sacrifice. And I willingly give up my earthly life for a life of service to my Heavenly King.