As I nibble on jelly beans and write this, Easter has recently passed – last weekend – and I find myself reflecting on my younger years when the whole family would gather at Mom’s house for the traditional Easter Egg Hunt and family dinner later in the day.
We would go to church early each year in order to get home and prepare for the family to arrive, and while at church we would hear the story of Christ and the resurrection. Though we knew the story well, we were always attentive (more so than ordinary Sundays I may add) because of the gruesome significance of the events behind this spring holiday.
The symbolism of the cross Jesus was cruelly crucified on remains as much a dominant presence now as it has been for thousands of years.
A brief explanation borrowed from BBC Religions (Roberts, M. 2011): “The cross on which Jesus was executed 2000 years ago has been a symbol for his followers from very early on. At first, they were scared to display it publicly in case they were persecuted or mocked. But after the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in the 4th Century, crucifixion was abolished as a punishment, and the cross was promoted as a symbol of the Son of God”.
Anyway, I’m not going to get all religious on you here, and I’m not just randomly rambling… I’m actually wanting to introduce some fresh new products from Smitty’s Rancho that will quietly show the world that you’re a believer!
First, gracefully mixing the traditional with the modern – Cross Power Cell Phone Case – available for iphone 4/4S, 5 & Galaxy S3 & 4.
For those of us that are jewelry lovers – Cross Power Colors of Salvation Jewelry – Choose from Rhodium coated Beaded Bracelet, Rhodium coated Beaded Necklace, or Rhodium coated Medallion Bracelet… Beautiful!
Also for the jewelry lovers…. Cross Power Salvation Survival Bracelet – made of 3 strand Parachute cord material that holds 285 lb. so it can be used in a survival situation. Three types to choose from, check them out! You will appreciate the superior craftsmanship on these handy wearable items.
And last but not least – for those of us that like to have something that is an attention grabber… Cross Power Sin2Salvation Coffee Mug – So wanna hear the cool part on this one? The cup turns black when cold and red when hot – very slick!
So there you have it, some subtle reminders from Smitty’s Rancho to remind yourself and others of the sacrifice made so long ago that still lives on in many hearts today.
Keep an eye on the website here – SMITTY’S RANCHO for more new items throughout the year, you won’t want to miss a thing!