Elevate Your Faith with a cross wall Its an area in your life where you can stop and reflect for a moment or a lifetime. When designing your cross wall its important to keep in mind that you will always admire it even in tough times or great times. It stands as a beacon to others that enter your home to say I am here this what I stand for.
Now preferably you will pick a wall that’s in front of your house to display your cross wall and to show it off proudly to others. But if its somewhere other than the front of your home that’s ok too. As long as you have it, that’s the main thing. I know when we first started noticing cross walls in our area we were very impressed by them. We were in awe at the fact that people even had them. It really said to us wow people really love their faith here in Texas. Its really warmed our hearts to see that. You don’t see this cross wall tradition (I guess you could call it tradition) in other parts of the country. We have done a fair amount of travel and this is the first area where we really have seen such a thing. It says allot about the people and the home when a cross wall is displayed.
Now there are a variety of crosses that can be displayed on your cross wall some large, some small but we find it best not to clutter up your cross wall too much to allow for other items you may want to add later. We were lucky enough to have a small perch where we were able to put an very old Bible my wife had in her family, and have it open to her favorite Bible verse. This really made a nice addition to the cross wall. Its kinda of like the bible said, here I am, amongst all these crosses the written word. It was actually her idea.there are a variety of crosses that can be displayed on your cross wall some large, some small but we find it best not to clutter up your cross wall too much to allow for other items you may want to add later. We were lucky enough to have small perch where we were able to put an very old Bible my wife had in her family, and have it open to her favorite Bible verse. This really made a nice addition to the cross wall. Its kinda of like the bible is saying, here I am, amongst all these crosses the written word. It was actually her idea.
We have recently added lighting to the cross wall specifically over the bible area and it adds alot to it and gives it a little extra something special. I would say that size wise our cross wall is medium to large are and not covered heavily with crosses. But I have seen some cross walls that are saturated with many, many crosses almost too cluttered. But to each there own if that’s what they like hey go for it.
Either way it just warms my heart to see people using their cross walls and really is an awesome thing. There are many ways to find crosses for your wall. Some at retail stores or online. Its always nice to measure your cross wall first and kind of realize what you need for it and actually look at the measurements of the cross before you buy. You could add other items to your wall besides that such as a clock or a picture of a family member or distant relatives or maybe someone special in your life perhaps your pastor.
You could really get creative when designing it. We hope some of the photos here will inspire you to want to build your cross wall or perhaps you already have one and maybe it will inspire you to redo you yours to make it bigger better or perhaps more visible in your home. I think when you have the cross wall up even though it may not make an immediate difference in your life, or your loved ones or friends lives, over time it does. It says to people we stand for God, we are not afraid to show it.
I like ours as its situated in the front of the home for all to see when they walk in from the front door you walk past it to the rest of the home. It is kind of like a self guided tour as they come in to the home but again it makes a statement as to says hey first and foremost we serve God lets start there! I think that’s why so many have a cross wall up to proclaim that and say to people this is where we start for God not against. God Loves this as when we are willing to make that statement and maybe even invite someone to church just from them seeing your wall we have done our part and God will do the rest. How awesome is he. Remember if we have even one grain of faith God will do the rest. Well when putting up a cross wall its more than a grain of faith, its a whole bunch of faith, its saying here it is, our Faith, this what this is what we stand for, first and foremost above all else! We serve an Awesome God! The size of your wall really doesn’t matter and maybe you just have a small table as your wall instead.
Really you can get creative and can almost use and type of area for the display. Maybe you have very little wall space or you just can’t find a area that really makes sense. At that point you can make do with a table or even maybe some shelving you could put up and have some stand alone crosses on it. There are times when you really need to take a look at other walls, we will try and post pictures here as they are sent to us. Its not always easy to get a good idea without physically seeing the wall but a picture can say a thousand words or crosses in this case.
Many times especially after we first started looking at cross walls we would talk about how we saw one that we liked as far as the position of it in someones home. It is not always easy to visualize how it will look in your home until that first cross goes up and you look at, and if you’re like me get emotional about it and think how awesome is to build a wall for you to honor our God. That’s when we started to add more to it, as it we saw how that first cross looked, it really looks good. So we went out and found a few more and then like I said, she added the bible later in a spot we really didn’t know what to do with. Maybe even if you don’t have an area for your bible you can flush mount it in a picture case or something just to get it on the wall.
With so many different possibilities its really a hobby all its own, pick out the spot for the cross wall and then actually after putting up your first cross and seeing how others react to it and hearing the comments and sometimes no comments, but you just notice someone looking at it. To me that’s the fun part is actually seeing it finished especially after the bible was added it really felt like it was complete. Not to say we might go back later and add a couple of smaller crosses to kind of round it off but yes that’s how we finished it with the Bible and the light finally on top of the wall directly above it. So matter what you do for your cross wall get started today by identifying that certain spot and then try and determine possibly if your need to paint the wall first to make the crosses stand out on the wall or maybe you will want to add a border to it just to make it look that much better or give it kinda like a picture frame look. With so many ideas that will begin to flow once you start on it, God I am sure will inspire you to make it look simply beautiful. I hope these ideas will inspire you to get started to today. If you do happen to find a spot for your wall and are stuck as to exactly what cross to put up, check back often as we will post with the most recent pictures we receive and possibly that will give you inspiration as to what you want yours to look like. The main thing is to get started getting ideas as to what you want yours to look like. Maybe draw it out on a piece of paper or on a computer just it give yourself a better idea and to kind of jump start the project.
Either way Good luck building your cross wall I hope you enjoy it for many years to come as you are doing a great thing in building it both for yourself and to honor God. You never know how many people you will influence with the simple addition of this cross wall for years to come, this will serve as a shining example of your faith for ALL to see. God Bless You! and your family I hope that this serves as a stepping stone for you to allow God to work in your life and pour favor and mercy and understanding into your life.