Alpha and Omega
"I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end." Rev. 22:13
Anita fashioned this piece as a reminder that on our life's journey, He is the beginning and the ending. As the circumstances of life happen in our personal lives we see doors closed, and yet we see new doors opened. What sometimes seems like the end is really just a new beginning.
Instead of being focused on our circumstances, may this piece remind us to keep our focus on the Lord, the One Who is the beginning and the ending.
"Then said Jesus unto His disciples, "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." Mathew 16:24
This cross Anita designed has a large star in the middle of it which symbolizes that mankind still chooses to follow the Bright and Morning Star, no matter where He leads. The four nail heads on the cross point north, south, east, and west. These represent the four corners of the earth where Christ's followers are willing to follow His leading. The Cross itself symbolizes our own self-denial in order to follow Him.
"Here they crucified Him, and with Him two others-one on each side and Jesus in the middle." John 19:18
After open heart surgery, Bernard Coffindaffer, a West Virginia businessman, took the 2.5 million dollars from the sale of his coal cleaning plant and began to erect this group of crosses across the country.
They are a symbol of life and hope for a lost and dying world, just as Jesus brought hope to a lost and dying thief hanging on a cross next to Him.