Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Hands Cross

Mulungwishi Hands cross

Mulungwishi has an inspiring hand-carved cross that's heavy with symbolism -- the "Hands Cross".

The cross symbolizes the creative hands of God (at the top), through the redemptive hands of Christ (at the left and right parts of the cross) and the power of the Holy Spirit (the dove), to the hands of the world (extending down from the center).

David's late father, a former missionary at Mulungwishi, conceived of the cross and comissioned local wood carvers to create several. Those carvers have died and Mulungwishi needs to find others who can create these marvelous and unique crosses.

Click on the photo to see larger versions and see our Flickr photo albums for other Mulungwishi cross photos.

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