Here I Am Cross!
I began seeing a door cross in my mind and knew that the Lord wanted me to make it, but I wasn’t quite sure how to actually design. Where on the cross?, Is the door to be open or closed? Who opens the door? Is there supposed to be a knob or lock? I got a little frustrated with these questions and I had to set the design aside until He gave me more information. One thing that I have learned is that I can’t force this. I have to wait until He gives me the vision. A couple of weeks later I read the words “double portion” in 2 Kings 2. Elijah was about to leave the earth and asked Elisha what gift he would desire. Elisha asked for a double portion of the Spirit God had given to Elijah. When I saw double portion, I saw double door! As I am visualizing the double doors they opened and the words “Here I Am” were in the doorway! Hebrews 10:7 states “Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—I have come to do your will, my God.’”
Above the Door is the symbol know as Chi Rho which are the first two letters (ΧΡ) of “Christ” in Greek. On the sides of this symbol is an Alpha and an Omega. According to Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
I used curly maple, walnut and cherry to make this cross. The woods were fed and sealed with orange oil. It stands about 22 inches tall. I pray that this cross encourages you to enter into His presence.