Olive Wood Comfort Cross
Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
The Shomali family knew olive wood offered a beautiful, rich interior grain and could be fashioned into quality pieces that customers would appreciate, in the same token, the Shomalis enabled the Christian families of Beit-Sahour and Bethlehem to remain employed.
Comfort crosses are made out of many different types of wood, but none is more appropriate than a cross made out of the olive wood prunings of trees that grow in the very region that Jesus was born - in the area around Bethlehem. Measuring 2 ¾ x 1 ½ inches and designed specifically to fit within the contours of your hand, the cross is perfect to hold during prayer or meditation.