Life through the cross

Life through the cross

This is the wind break wall on the ramp leading to the sanctuary at Salem Lutheran Church.  You will notice that a robin has built a nest on right cross arm.  When my wife noticed this she said to me, “There’s got to be a sermon illustration in there somewhere.”  I think she may be right.  My first thought was “Life through the cross“. Corny…maybe…but leave it to a pastor to do theology with a picture like this.  I guess one could say that I am a theologian of the cross 🙂


What would you call this picture?

What scripture comes to mind when you see this?


13 thoughts on “Life through the cross

  1. Diane

    I LOVE this picture! don’t have a great title for it, but just LOVE it. something like “my refuge is the cross”…

  2. heartofapastor Post author

    There are two eggs in the nest that I can see. I don’t think the robin liked all the activity on the ramp today from the funeral, but it is enjoying some peace and quiet now 🙂

  3. Ivy

    Everything reminds me of the theology of the cross since I’m taking a course on it now. It’s a concept that’s hard to wrap your mind around, but I think it’s very profound that the bird has found a home and shelter there. That certainly says something, doesn’t it?

    1. heartofapastor Post author

      Indeed it does say something. I found myself sitting in the courtyard this afternoon just watching the bird in her nest. There is just something fascinating about it.

  4. Julie Schulz

    I love this picture. You should download this as your wallpaper. I could look at this everday. We have a robin building a nest in our tree. We have left out some yarn and shredded paper to assist her in this task. Thanks for the picture.

    Your sis.

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