Cross in wallet1 Samuel 7:12 – Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Jeshanah, and named it Ebenezer; for he said, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”

Every day I carry an anointing vial on my key chain and a cross in my wallet. Although cross leaves a distinctive dent in the outside of my wallet, these are not for others to see, but merely to remind me of who I am and to whom I belong.

The small aluminum cylinder on my key chain which hold a few drops of ordinary olive oil reminds me to pray with other people. One parishioner, who could no longer eat or drink more than a few ice chips, looked forward to receiving some of that oil and considered anointing as her communion.

The cross is a continual reminder that nothing can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

What symbols do you carry to remind you of how God has helped thus far?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *