Traveling down the road to my parents house last night I came over hill to see this sight –
At Effingham, Illinois there is a huge cross that stands beside the road. It has a sign under it that gives the website of www.crossusa.org You an read the whole story there, but I will say that it was built in 2001 and ended up being dedicated a few days after September 11 and the tragedies of that day.
It is definitely an interesting sight when traveling down highway 70 in Illinois.
The sight of this huge cross did a couple of things for me. First, it stirred some thoughts about the cross. I appreciate that anyone would take the time and money to hold up the cross in the world. Second, I do wonder of the money would have been better spent in other ways. How much mission work could have been with that money? Could a new Church have been started with the money? I am never know about religious monuments like this one.
This morning I am still unsure how I feel about it. One thing I do know, I appreciate the cross of Jesus and the debt paid for my sin, but that is one huge cross 🙂