The olive tree is native to the Holy Land since ancient times, when its oil was used for nourishment, healing, and the anointing of prophets and kings and as fuel for the temple lamps in Jerusalem. Today, Christians in Bethlehem carve their cherished olive wood to remind us of Jesus, Mary and the story of our salvation.
This hand cross is shaped to fit in the palm of a hand and offers comfort to those in need. Directly imported from Jerusalem, the natural olive wood will darken over time from repeated use. Makes a beautiful spiritual keepsake.But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. - Psalm 52:8