My wife and I have been quietly giving these crosses out for the last 20 + years and have heard back from so many of those people, how and when they received miracles. We now know that the simple act of accepting one of these crosses, and holding them in your hand, tells God that you need and want His help. They connect you with the one person who can help you with all of your burdens and worries.
Miracles seem to occur most often when people literally go about their daily activities while holding one of these crosses in their hand(s). We tell people to keep the crosses on them all the time, even while they sleep. Many times, we will wake up in the middle of the night worried about problems we are experiencing. Having that cross at that moment will move us to prayer. It’s a very effective and practical way to keep God in our minds and to keep asking Him for our specific needs. St. Paul gave us his advice about prayer in the Scriptures when he said the following:
“…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” - (2 Corinthians 10:5)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your
requests to God.” - (Philippians 4:6)
Why Stone Pocket Crosses?
In the past, we have given out wooden crosses, metal and even plastic crosses to people. It was all that we had access to at the time. And we did see and hear about some wonderful results from the folks that received them. However, when we found the stone crosses, something changed. Something more powerful began to occur in the lives of the people to whom we gave the crosses.
Stone seems to have a timeless property, and perhaps because of its permanence, even has an eternal aspect to it. When someone touches the stone, you can feel the weight and the living rough texture it has on its surface. And of course, stone was created by God.
Jesus Himself spoke of Himself as being the stone that many have rejected.
“Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?” - (Matthew 21:42)
And again from St. Peter’s words:
“As you come to him, the living Stone — rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:4-6)
There are many other references to stone in the Scriptures as well to show how it was used as a tool for God. And likewise, we now continue to use it as a tool to connect with Christ on a personal level.