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March 6, 2006, Herald Journal

A symbol of great love


The most widely used Christian symbol is the cross. Placed on tombstones by the devout believer, it is a bold statement of faith.

In a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes, the cross is also worn from the lapel, hung from the neck, etched on rings and other jewelry. It adorns our literature and our architecture. It has been used in countless ways to mark God’s people.

The cross symbolizes what took place on the cross of Jesus. The heavenly Father chose to place His Son there for you and for me.

Christ went to the cross not because of what he had done, but for what He chose to do for us. In a love understandable only to Him, He took our place and suffered and died for our sins and for the sins of the entire world.

May we, babies, children, teens, adult singles, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents, all have one cross within our view in our daily lives, showing us and reminding us of the great love that Christ had for all of us.

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