Weekly Travel Theme: Symbol

I am glad to have some time to work on  a photographic post this week, FINALLY!

The travel theme we have been asked to photograph is: Symbol.

When you are done with my symbols  go on over to Ailsa’s place and find out what her other subscribers are putting forth.

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/12/06/travel-theme-symbol/

Here are some symbols I found:

Peacock  Design at Delft Factory

Peacock Design at Delft Factory

The peacock is a symbol of immortality because the ancients believed that the peacock had flesh that did not decay after death. As such, early Christian paintings and mosaics use peacock imagery, and peacock feathers can be used during the Easter season as church decorations. This symbol of immortality is also directly linked to Christ.-The meaningsof symbols.blogspot.com

Windmills at Zaanseschans

Windmills at Zaanseschans

When I think windmills I think Holland (or  Don Quixote but let’s stay away from the crazy shall we). Windmills are a symbol of industry and ingenuity overcoming obstacles. A truly worthy symbol if ever there was one!

The Cross Cut Out at St. Bavo's

The Cross Cut Out at St. Bavo’s

No post on symbols by me would be complete without the symbol of the cross. Immortality is awesome! Ingenuity and Industry are great! But none of these are truly possible without the cross! Paul said… “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Col. 2:13-15

Without the cross immortality is impossible. Without the cross ingenuity falls short of eternal accomplishment. And without the cross industry is just so much wasted energy. For the cross is what reconciles us to God and fills the need of true purpose that dwells within the heart of every man.

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