One of the most popular and well known crosses through the ages is the Ankh Cross and it is known by many names. Sometimes it is referred to as the Ansate Cross or Looped Cross, and is Egyptian in origin. As with many ancient symbols, it was taken over into Christian art and retained its ancient meaning of life and regeneration.
For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
Forgive our clutching to power which only diminishes life – our own and others. Strengthen our hearts, Giver of Life, that we may look to the cross and see Your power, Your promise, and Your gift of eternal life. Amen.