Mechanics work with their hands and the strength of their bodies to fix mechanical systems like automobiles, generators, airplanes, trains, bicycles, and other things that move. These men and women are essential for society to move and thrive. Mechanics are not "white collar" professionals who teach, practice medicine or law, or serve as Religious leaders. They sweat, get dirty, bust their knuckles, and do work others can't or won't do.
For centuries, Western Christians have associated Joseph, Jesus’s earthly father, with carpentry. Matthew 13:55 says, “Is not this the carpenter’s son?...The Greek word tekton, translated here as carpenter, is more accurately rendered as craftsman or builder. Jesus and his father Joseph would have formed and made nine out of ten projects from stone either by chiseling or carving the stone or stacking building blocks.” The fact of the matter is this, Jesus worked with his hands. He was not a school trained Religious leader or "white collar" professional. He used hammers, chisels, his hands, and the strength of his body.
Whether Jesus was a carpenter working with wood or a stonemason has no bearing on his work as Savior of the world, but it does help us when we read the Bible, bringing a fresh sense of who Jesus was and what was important about his life. This knowledge enhances our picture of him, bringing him into sharper focus. Can you sense the loving grip of a master craftsman clutching you in His hand as He molds and shapes you into the image of Christ for His glory?
Like Jesus, mechanics work with their hands and tools. The wrench is to a mechanic what a chisel and hammer were to Jesus. They both used their hands, bodies, and minds to perform important task for society. I love shaking the hand of a career mechanic. Their hands are strong, sure, tough, powerful, and weathered just like I envision Jesus' hands. My heart is heavy when I consider the nails that pierced Christ's hands as He died on the Cross. He humbled Himself to die for my sin so that I might be forgiven and spend eternity in Heaven.
The masculine wrench cross necklace is full of symbolism and serves as a reminder of the love of Jesus Christ. Uniquely designed with 2 wrenches serving as crossbeams of the cross, and engraved with Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." The men's cross necklace is made with high quality stainless steel and comes with a matching curb chain in 18, 20, 22, 24, or 30 inch length. Our stainless steel is easy to clean with just warm water, mild soap, and a soft cloth. We guarantee this necklace will never tarnish.