Ran across this incredible image of the cross in Sheila Walsh, In The Middle of the Mess.
“Consider Christ’s ultimate weapon — His death on the cross. To the onlookers at Golgotha that day the cross looked like a defeat. They had no way of knowing that it was the mightiest weapon ever wielded, and it was in the hand of God. In his fantastic commentary on the Gospel of John, J.C. Ryle wrote, ‘The form of the cross is that of a sword with the point downward; above is the hilt toward heaven, as if in the hand of god; below is the point toward earth, as if thrust through the head of the old serpent the devil’. ” (chapter 10).
An amazing Christus Victor image!