Wednesday, March 31, 2010

In The Distance.....

we saw a cross....
Out of our newly cleaned windows......





As we drove through the top of Texas on Hwy 40.

In the distance we saw a cross...a huge cross from about twenty miles away!
As we got closer we knew we had to stop and check it out! It's located in a very small town called Groom, Texas.
It's 190 ft tall!


They say 10 million pass by it everyday and about 1,000 people stop by eachday!
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Construction of the cross frame was done in two shops in Pampa, Texas by more than 100 welders and was put up in July of 1995. It took 8 moonths to complete.
Every piece had to fit together when the frame was transported and assembled at the construction site forty miles away. When completed, the
cross weighed 1,250 tons
or 2 1/2 million pounds.




We walked all the stations of the cross.
It was a great lesson for the kids as we prepare for the Easter season. We stopped by each station and talked about it.

They even had a spot that was dedicated to the babies that have lost their lives to abortion. Very touching!


You can check out more Awesome pictures of the cross! I'm sure glad we stopped. It will be a memory the kids will have etched in the minds forever.

10 comments:

Christy said...

Beautiful! What a blessing and such perfect timing for your family to see this cross and stop at it!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh wow. That is so moving. I am sure your children will cherish those moments there always.

Braley Mama said...

I have the chills,that statue is awesome. Shows us a piece of His heart for the little lives.

Robin and Stephen said...

I love that place! It is so neat! What a perfect time of year to visit!

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

WOW!! That statue brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful.

The 4 Moore's said...

WOW Bridget, that is an AMAZING statue! That is comforting to know that even if their mommies don't want them our Lord and Savior will NEVER leave them behind! THANK YOU so much for sharing that!

Marie Evelyne Lanathoua said...

I heard about this place.....I would love to go one day! Isn't it amazing only so few stop...1000 is alot but still....

Raelyn said...

Oh my goodness - Jesus holding that baby! I like to think that is what he did with the 3 I miscarried. Thank you for sharing!

Brenda Davis said...

There is a similar cross on Interstate 70 just west of Effingham, Illinois.

Tanyell said...

Wow what a beautiful and awesome statue! That picture will FOREVER be ETCHED in my mind!! I sure hope he is holding baby JB the same!