The Cross of Resurrection (detail)

The Cross of Resurrection (detail)

The Cross of Resurrection was created by Cornwall based artist Ben Lofts and was commissioned by the Jarvis Family for Temple Methodist Church, Taunton

 

A scarred Jesus stands tip toe off the empty cross.

His face is a mirror.

When we look upon him

we see ourselves reflected back,

all our agony and anguish,

all our fears and frustrations

giving us the hope of victory over adversity.

Quantock stone with its red veins

forms the base on which the cross is placed.

The Cross of Resurrection, Temple Methodist Church, Taunton

The Cross of Resurrection, Temple Methodist Church, Taunton

O God in Christ,

you took on the shame of rejection,

the pain of isolation

and the agony of a tortured death.

In the face of hostility, indifference and ridicule

you remained true to your Word,

providing for us

hope in times of despair,

companionship when others are nowhere to be found

and life at the last.  Amen.