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Friday, August 28, 2009

What does it mean to you?

The other day, I was at Lowe's throwing my money away on, Ooops! I mean buying, a few Little flowers for my dead garden. I was wearing a tiny gold cross that I usually wear when I'm not wearing "fashion" jewelry.

The clerk and I were making small talk, when all of a sudden she asked, "That's a pretty cross. What does it mean to you?"

No one had ever asked me that question. So many things went through my mind that I wanted to say. "It's an outward reflection of my faith." "It's a reminder of what He gave up for me." "It's a symbol of His strength." There were lots of things I should have/could have said. I wanted to get it all out in one simple but powerful statement. But all that came out was, "He is my savior" but it almost sounded like a question. She just nodded and smiled, gave me my receipt and told me to have a great day. I said, "Thanks. You too, and God bless." And that was it.

In a way I felt good that my little cross had attracted some attention in a place that used to sell "holiday" trees. In a way, I felt terrible that I didn't have the answer I would have liked to give.

What does it mean to you?


Kathleen Grace said...

It means I'm forgiven and my future is with Jesus in heaven. It means He loved me enough to give me a hope and a future. What a wonderful conversation starter!

seanymph said...

I used to wear a tiny cross too. Once in awhile I still do. But it was my mothers so thats why it means alot to me. But beyond that...what the cross itself means to me.....I guess that my faith says theres something bigger than me that watches over us all.

Julie said...

It is what I hang onto when the world keeps pulling the rug out from under me...and this year I HAVE BEEN OFF THE GROUND MORE THAN ON IT!

I have not been able to sit and enjoy blogs for a long time...because of my sugery and the meds. I am playing catch up now!

Solange Belém said...

Hola Patrícia, su post encanta-me!

"Felices son los hombres cuya fuerza está en dios, en cuyo corazón están las calzadas".
salmos 84:5



Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

It is a symbol of our belief that our Lord Jesus Christ is our Father and Saviour. Interesting question....makes me wonder why she would ask.


Farm Chick Paula said...

I think "He is my Saviour" said it all, Patricia! No need to explain that wonderful statement to anyone!

Deanna said...

I love this post!

It means that I will never have to suffer the way He did, for us.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It means everything to me. More than I can say...

Paula said...

Aloha! What it means to me, is that for the first and only time, someone has loved me and sacrificed their life for me, so that I may be one with my GOd for eternity. It reminds me of the greatest love of all.

Good question and keep a wearing your sweet tiny gold cross!