The Maltese cross
also known as the St. John's cross fills the centre
section. Each point of the cross reminds me of the 8
blessings of the beatitudes in Matthew chapter
This version by J. B. Phillips is my favourite :-
"Happy are those who know their need of God, for the
Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Happy are those who
know what sorrow means, for they will be given
courage and comfort.
Happy are those who claim nothing, for the whole
earth will belong to them.
Happy are the utterly sincere, for they will see
Happy are those who make peace for they will be
known as sons of God.
Happy are those who have suffered persecution for
the cause of goodness, for the Kingdom of Heaven
will be theirs.
And what happiness will be yours when people blame
you and ill treat you and say all kinds of
slanderous things against you for my sake.
Be glad then, be tremendously glad for your reward
in Heaven is magnificent."
A people in need
become a people who have everything once they realise their
need of God.
The circle that supports the copper foil
reminds me of eternity, of things without end, of God always
being with me, and of His continuing faithfulness.
This Cross hangs
in Willesborough Baptist Church, Ashford, Kent.