There it lies on the ground waiting to be put up, over 77 feet long and 40 feet wide at the crossbar and weighs 70 tons. It took over two years to build by the largest art foundry in the United States. It will turn a reddish brown to emphasize the shed blood of Jesus Christ. It was to be placed in a 23 acre area of private land with gardens, waterfalls and public restrooms. It has all been done with private donations and is non-denominational. It may never be put up because some people objected to the cross and have filed a lawsuit asking for a permanent injunction.
We have choices in life and one of those choices is what will we do with the cross? Will we totally reject it and what was done there or will we accept it. It was over 2000 years ago when the only Son of God, (Matthew 27:43) Jesus Christ hung there until he died and His innocent red blood ran down on it, (Isaiah 53:5-7).
It was only then that our sins could ever be forgiven when God saw the blood shed for us or on our behalf, (Romans 5:8, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 3:18). We stand either rejecting the cross and the one who died there or acknowledging the cross and accepting to the one who died there, (Acts 2:35, John 20:27&28). See you in Church next Sunday.