The Cross is the essential symbol for the Christian life and liturgical celebration. It is the symbol of triumph over death through life bestowed upon us by the Lord Jesus. 
The eight dotted cross has accompanied the Maronite Church throughout its history. Found in the Lectionary of Rabbula and on many Maronite sites, such as Our Lady of Ilige - Mayfouq and in St. Mema in Ehden (Lebanon)
The eight dotted cross is a simplified expression of the empty cross of the Paroussia (the second coming of the Lord), the liturgical season starting on September 14th the feast of the exalation of the Holy cross, and the Seven weeks following it. This Season reaches it culmination with the feast of Christ the King.
Jesus’ death and His second appearing cannot be separated from one another. They both are for the purpose of changing the ages with the goal of salvation.
What was begun at the death and Resurrection of Jesus is consummated at His second appearing that would occur, in the time period called “the consummation of the ages” or the second coming. The Cross, the instrument of death and suffering is transformed and exalted now, its adorned with glory. Yet, In the space between the Cross/Resurrection and the Parousia (the second coming), resides our present, and the journey of the church militant (us) on earth. Here the Eight dotted Maronite Cross, guides and reminds the church of the Constitution of the Kingdom of God, in the Eight Beatitudes. 
The cross of the Maronite Church, unifies identity and mission: We His disciples are Here and Now, so His Kingdom and His Will be done through us on Earth, that we be United to Him in Heaven.