Tonight I will be attending Good Friday service. It’s always a struggle for me. I am able to close my eyes and see the stations of the cross come alive in my mind….in my heart. And it hurts. I am able to see, hear, and feel everything Mel Gibson put into his famous film: The Passion. As we process to the alter, I will take my turn to reflect upon the wood of the cross.
I have been reflecting even more on what was the wood of the cross?
I have read lots of great stories, theories, and historical reflections. My favorite talks about whether it was a combination of three: pine, cedar, and cypress.
This had me thinking about what tree would have been the cross. I knew I could look up Cedarwood and Cypress in my essential oils books because those two I have info on. I especially was curious based on the emotional component of these two oils.
Cedarwood: The oil of community…..forming social roots….assists the heart in opening to receive love….
Cypress: the oil of motion and flow….allow life to flow freely…..how to have perfect trust….
I was in awe and unbelief in the phrases I picked out above.
Today….tonight….take a moment to reflect on the amazing LOVE Christ bestowed upon us through his sacrifice. And the amazing TRUST he had in his Father!
Which oil/tree do you think bore the weight of Christ’s cross: Cypress or Cedarwood?! or both? Or do you another thought?!
Think about this….sit with this…pray about this…..write about this….share below about this!
Many hugs and blessings dear followers….friends….family…