Chapel Hill, NC
I received this cross as a Christmas gift from a dear friend who had been through a difficult relationship earlier that year. I had walked closely with her through some very dark and painful places. While I do not know if my friend would consider herself a Christian, receiving this cross from her was a profound encouragement to me. As I hold the glazed clay in my hands and run my fingers over the softened bumps and lines, I am filled with gratitude for the ways that God can smooth over even the most unsteady and broken places in our lives. I have a deep sense that God was intimately involved in her situation and has worked powerfully to bring her to a place of healing and restoration. My prayer for her is that she would hear the gentle whisper of Your voice, that You would show her how well You know her, and that she would follow You (John 10:27).