A thoughtful gift, this wood-look cross is 3" x 4" with an inset dove in the center . It comes boxed with a card that shows how to hold the cross.
The Clinging Cross©
When my mind is fuzzy
And my eyes are dim with tears,
I need to feel Your presence, Lord,
And know that You are near.
When my heart is racing
And my thoughts have such a sting,
I tightly grasp this little cross
And prayerfully I cling.
It's not a magic piece -
This cross Your father planned,
But when I cling to it
I feel Your nail-scarred hand.
Poem by Jane Davis Copyright 2003
"The Clinging Cross©
"When God gave me the design for 'The Clinging Cross©', I had no idea the powerful impact that it would have on so many people," relates Jane Davis, who believes that she was the hands that God used to create this piece. It's certainly not magical, but it is a wonderful reminder of God's presence.
"In February 2003, when my Father was dying in the hospital, I had asked God to give me something tangible to hold that would be a constant reminder that He was ever-present with me while I was living through the crisis. I had tried to hold a wall cross, but it wasn't comfortable, so during my prayer time, God revealed to me that He was going to give me what I had asked for. I'm a Christian jewelry designer, but the next morning, God and I worked in clay, and within minutes, He shared with me 'The Clinging Cross© design.
The cross cast in resin from Davis’ original design, has the appearance of olive wood. It fits perfectly in the palm of everyone’s hand. “I’m amazed how it fits everyone.” states Davis. I’m so passionate about the piece because I know that it was God who designed it, and it is God who brings the comfort and peace through this touching reminder.”
Who uses it? Every person, regardless of gender or age. Pastors hold it while preaching, soloists while singing, people going through chemotherapy, surgery, and other physical pain and crisis. It’s also given as gifts to caretakers, teens in Confirmation and graduation, for couples starting out their married life together, and the birth of a new baby. Also people in 12-step programs, share groups and those experiencing the grieving process. Another important group is our service men and women. In other words, the crosses are God’s reminders to anyone and everyone experiencing life.