Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Reminder's Cross

I had such a lovely surprise at work yesteday! A former patient, one I first met when I was working as an oncology nurse, dropped by. I received word that I was needed at the front desk and when I looked out there, I saw a familiar face.

Last time I saw this kind lady, she was in for a procedure at my current place of employment. We'd had a fun time reconnecting. At some point she commented on the cross necklace I was wearing that day and mentioned a necklace she'd like for me to have, made by someone here in Wyoming. Truthfully, I'd forgotten about that...until she showed up today with this:

Isn't that cool? It came with a card that told me it was a "Reminder's Cross". The artisans name is Rob Wemmer. Below are the words on that little card.

"This is your Hand Made Reminder's Cross. Every Element of this Cross is a Reminder of the events at the Crucifixion of Jesus. The Nails remind of the Spikes used to place Him on the Cross. The wire reminds of our Faith, which binds us to our Christianity. It can also remind of the Crown of Thorns placed upon His head. The leather cord reminds us of the Whips used to Beat Jesus. Look at the knots. They are wrapped in the Fisherman's Knot, for Jesus said, "Come Follow Me, and I will make you Fishers of Men (Mat 4:16A Mk 1:17)-Also, the knots are wrapped 3 times for in 3 days, Jesus Rose! All of the elements combined make up your Reminder's Cross. "Hope that you wear it with all reverences and Respect to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior."

When I wear it, I will also be reminded of, and grateful for, the remarkably thoughtful and kind people I have met in my life. 

If you are interested in a Reminder's Cross, there is a contact email address listed on the card as well:


Anne Marie said...

I have a cross exactly like this, but with copper colored wire instead of blue (they come in a multitude of colors, the kits to make them can be purchased online). I've had mine for 9 or 10 years. I've worn it so much that I need to replace the cord. It is my absolute favorite piece of jewelry.

Michelle said...

"... the remarkably thoughtful and kind people I have met in my life. "

Thoughtfulness breeds thoughtfulness. If you had been a brusque, cold nurse you would not have these kinds of responses from former patients! Your kind and loving heart shows in everything you do.

Sue said...

Anne Marie, we can be necklace twin cousins now!

Michelle, thank-you. You are very kind.

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