Twenty-seventh Day in Lent: Reflections of the Cross

The Huguenot Cross

Today the Huguenot Cross is commonly seen on jewelry, but historically it is a Christian religious symbol whose origins are in France. It is the distinctive identification of the Reformed Church of France said to have first appeared during the Huguenot wars (1562-1598). The cross combines the Maltese Cross with its eight points, symbolizing the eight Beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew. Between each of the arms of the cross is the fleur-de-lys; and descending from the cross is the dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit. Today this cross is the mark of descendents of Huguenots, including the DeLoach family!

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)

Today and everyday we are confronted with claims for us and against us. Open our eyes, most Holy God, that we may see Your claim in our life; that we may know whose we are. Amen

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