Could you imagine wearing a hangman’s noose around your neck?
Or, a miniature guillotine as a necklace? And yet Christians wear jewelry in the form of a cross all the time! For example: cross pendants and necklaces, cross earrings, and even cross fashion apparel.
From devoted Christians to atheist, it seems as if we mindlessly wear this symbol of death in several forms and fashion. The cross and crucifixion was one of the brutal and excruciatingly painful means of execution by the Romans. Does it appear as if Christians are obsessed with this symbol of death? Not at all! Read on to better understand.
Wearing Christian jewelry, and more specifically the Cross of Christ for a believer is about so much more about faith and not fashion
It is a reminder of the love that The Savior had for us and all of mankind that He would lay down His life so that we could have ever lasting life! It is a representation of God’s love for us that He would sacrifice His only beloved Son to pay for our penalty of sin. It is a symbol of how powerless we are to save ourselves no matter what good deeds we do!
As followers of Christ we know that His life was given as ransom for the sins we could never pay for
Ironically the cross demonstrated God’s love for us. Christ was the perfect sacrificial lamb dying a painful death of crucifixion upon that cross.
So what do we really think of the cross? And, more specifically, what do we think of the cross as it relates to Jesus Christ? Christians view the cross as a symbol of hope and love, and as a constant reminder of the huge price paid for our salvation.
As Christians we wear our Christian jewelry, and more specifically our Christian crosses, not as an obsession with torture and death, but as a reminder of the actual meaning of the cross: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (NKJV)
It’s curious that a person can adorn themselves with a symbol of death, isn’t it? Yet, for the Christian…the Christian cross is everything!