Sculpture of Christ's Crucifixion in Groom Texas

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I got an incredible email forward today and I just had to share it! This is just amazing! 
There's a place called Groom, Texas where there is the most beautiful and amazing metal cross and sculptures of the crucifixion of Christ. I guess some man (Steve Thomas) was sick of all the crude and perverted billboards being displayed on the highway nearby, so in 1995 he was inspired to make this huuuge cross that could be seen for miles! The piece of property was even donated just for this!

But what I find so amazing is the life size statutes that show the progression of the crucifixion.
(I'm not sure, but I believe he made these statutes as well)

In Sunday school at church I am going through a study called "A Life Surrendered." It takes us through Christ's life as He was on earth and shows us all the areas He lived a humble and surrendered life to His Father. One area that is always on my mind now about my Jesus is that He was human like me and was terrified ("in agony") of what was to come- His death. To live and to know that this kind of death was approaching for you and to know it had to be done...  I am speechless.

I think I stopped at this photo and stared at it the longest.. 
My Jesus was filled with such humility. And to know that he did this for me. To know that He knew He had to do this because it was His Father's will and there was no other way.

Beautiful, isn't it! 
I couldn't help but feel a little moved and choked up by these photos. And that's a good thing! 
(you can find more info by searching on google)

My Jesus, fair, was pierced by thorns,
By thorns grown from the fall.
Thus He who gave the curse was torn
To end that curse for all.

My Jesus, meek, was scorned by men,
By men in blasphemy.
“Father, forgive their senseless sin!”
He prayed, for them, for me

My Jesus, kind, was torn by nails,
By nails of cruel men.
And to His cross, as grace prevailed,
God pinned my wretched sin.

My Jesus, pure, was crushed by God,
By God, in judgment just.
The Father grieved, yet turned His rod
On Christ, made sin for us.

My Jesus, strong, shall come to reign,
To reign in majesty.
The Lamb arose, and death is slain.
Lord, come in victory!

O love divine, O matchless grace-
That God should die for men!
With joyful grief I lift my praise,
Abhorring all my sin,
Adoring only Him.

 These are lyrics to one my favorite songs, "My Jesus Fair." 
I cry every time I hear this song. 

(You can listen to it here)

I hope this post has moved your heart like it has mine.
I hope it has been a great reminder too.
We should never forget the agony and pain that Christ experienced as He, in love, paid the debt for our sin.

"For Christ also hath once suffered for our sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit." - 1 Peter 3:18


Justina F. Lee said...

That is beautiful, very moving

Renee said...

I have seen that email, and it is truly amazing! Very moving!

Amandita Designs said...

these two girls go to my church!!! we have a church cd of special music and they recorded this song for it! =) how cool is that...did you know that they go to my church? (ps. i'm on the cd too!)