What do these images mean to you? For years Elyse and I always went to the Ann Arbor Art Fair. There were always many choices if you wanted to buy a Cross to wear around your neck. Then a new image began appearing. It was a large Star of David with a small Cross within its center. Some of my Messianic Jewish Friends bought the image. I chose not to because the image did not represent to me what Scripture Teaches.
In Deuteronomy 7:7
“The LORD did not set his heart on you (Nation of Israel) and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the SMALLEST of all nations!
The Blessing Promised to Abraham in Genesis 22:18 “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed” was not referring to the Jewish Nation. It was a reference to the Birth of the Coming Messiah of Israel. Who in turn would be the Blessing through the CROSS to all the nation’s.
So out of the smallest nation on Earth GOD brought forth the GREATEST BLESSING to mankind. That blessing was to become BORN AGAIN JEWS and BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS. Both together were grafted into the TREE that was planted DEEP into JUDEAN SOIL. The Earthly Tree of LIFE, the CROSS of the SON of GOD, the LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH, the JEWISH MESSIAH and the CHRIST of HIS ONE TRUE CHURCH.
Tiny Israel became the WOMB of MESSIAH YESHUA, the Bread of Life born in the city of Bethlehem, the House of Bread. So I have these two images on the wall of Grandpa Ernie’s GOD ROOM. They represent what happened. The CROSS is Large and the Star of David is Small. Eternal Life and Blessing is in HIS CROSS. As for what I wear around my neck it’s only the CROSS.
Because when I stand before HIM, it will Only be the FAITH in HIS CROSS that will open the door to Heaven. Notice the Artist placed into the center of the Metal Star of David and the center of the Metal Cross, the Jewish letter that means LIFE….Chai.
It’s appropriate to place the Chai in the center, for within the Heart of JUDAISM you will find the Heart of Your Messiah…..JESUS.