Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Cross at Groom, Texas

We left Hot Springs, Arkansas, and headed west - very much looking forward to getting back home!

As we were driving on Interstate 40, east of Amarillo, we noticed a very large cross
off to the side of the road far into the distance........that just got bigger and bigger!

We decided to stop, stretch our legs, and hopefully use the bathroom.
Wow, were we in for a delightful treat, and ended up spending two hours at this beautiful site.

The cross is 19 stories tall and can be seen for 20 miles.  The land was donated, but the cross, monuments, and gift shop was all constructed by the personal funds of a wealthy Texas couple
who look at this as a personal ministry.  

We went around to all the Stations of the Cross, the Last Supper, and the Empty Tomb.
The last supper shows only six figures.  They wait until donations come in to order the remaining
ones - at $25,000 a statue.

We thought it was incredibly peaceful and beautiful.  We enjoyed spending time in their
gift shop, and even purchased a picture to bring back home.

Enjoy the pictures, and if you ever head this way, it's most definitely worth a stop!

A tribute to the millions of innocent babies that have been aborted.

The Last Supper - unfinished.

A few of the Stations of the Cross

Absolutely beautiful.

John 4:14
"But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.
But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of 
water springing up into everlasting life." 

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