Wednesday, July 6, 2016

And I saw.....a white horse!

I don't know the exact date when a special project had its birth in the hearts and minds of numerous Christians in the Kerrville, Texas area.  Since 2010, the project is evident to all who drive into Kerrville from any direction.  2010 is when the 77'7" tall cross was erected. Called "The Empty Cross," the steel construction can be seen on a hilltop from miles around.

There have been other projects completed such as the installation of bronze sculptures and most recently, the white horse with the rider, described in Revelation 19:11-16.....

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

My first visit to the site was Monday, July 4th.  Several members of my family made the short up-hill drive from I-10 to an almost full parking lot, to witness the massive cross structure along with the limestone boulders which outlined the walkway, the bronze sculptures, and the impressive etched concrete walkway.  Taking a walk from one end to the other you will read many of the familiar scriptures which are etched in the concrete.

From what I could tell, this is still a project in the making, but seeing it now impresses me as I considered the number of Christians who have banded together to make the dreams come true for those whose idea this was. And more than that, I continue to think of the number of lives being touched as travelers take a few minutes away from the interstate highway, to pray, to think, and to view this Christian endeavor. 

I highly recommend this for every traveler.  You may leave with tears in your eyes or with a smile on your face, but everyone will experience the presence of the Lord.  (Upcoming blogs will be featuring some of the etched verses in the concrete walkway.)

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