“Hallelujah, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed!”
Children in the church I attend bring flowers on Easter Sunday and cover a box-shaped or palm-frond cross with colorful blossoms.The children participate in the transformation of the cross from a tool of hatred to a symbol of victory and love.
This drawing below reminds me of the children’s crosses. When I look at the picture I want to call it Love Crucified, Arose–the title of a resurrection song by Michael Card.
My friend Connie gave me the stencils (by Pebbles) I used to draw the flowers. She incorporates stencils as part of the way she prays in color. For the art-challenged like I am, this can be a non-threatening way to get started.
The cross is so beautiful covered in flowers. How do they attach the flowers to the cross? Very lovely!
When the children put the flowers on the cross, it was almost horizontal on the floor. They processed in and just pushed the flowers into the fronds. I think there was a chicken wire frame under the palm fronds. When the cross was raised up, a bunch of the flowers fell out. So some of the adults helped to push them back in. The cross was 8 feet tall. It wasn’t a perfect design, but the flowers stayed in after the adults helped. Maybe the wire needed to have smaller holes.
Both crosses are beautiful and Michael Card is a favourite performer of mine!