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Friday, September 10, 2010

MY FRIEND SENT THIS TO ME AND IT REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART AND WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH ALL MY FRIENDS. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I DID. GOD BLESS

THE BIGGEST CROSS YOU WILL EVER SEE. The Atheists and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will Not like this .



This is truly an amazing sight, not only is it beautiful spiritually, it is also an engineering feat .

This is awesome . . .

IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

On a lonely stretch of highway just outside of
Groom, Texas (near Pampa) stands a 19 story
tall cross that can be seen for miles from any
direction. The arm spans are 110 feet across.
It is constructed of a welded steel framework
covered with steel sheeting.

This cross is the result of the efforts of Steve
Thomas and family of Pampa, Texas. It took
250 welders eight months to complete, and
weighs 1,250 tons. It stands alone,
unsupported by guy wires, and can withstand
winds of 140 miles per hour.

Steve Thomas' son, Zack Thomas, is an All-
Pro middle linebacker for the Miami Dolphins.



The cross is truly an awsome sight to behold.
It is a dedication to the love and sacrifice of
Jesus.

It is a spectacular sight at night, and is open
for viewing 24 hours per day, seven days a
week,and the site is truck and RV accessible.

It is anticipated that 10 million people a year
will pass by the cross and a thousand a day will
stop.


On a small hill facing the cross there are
three bronze cross statues depicting the
crucifixion of Jesus between two thieves.

The base of the cross is surrounded by life-
sized bronze statues of Jesus depicting twelve
stations of Jesus carrying the cross to Calvary.



Bronze Statues Around the Base of The Cross



























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TEDYBEAR2838 9/10/2012 9:58PM

    I love your post John.

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GETDONE 1/24/2012 12:32PM

    I was crossing Texas on vacation in a bus--I had been napping --when I opened my eyes That was the first thing I saw-- it reminded me that God is in control and I had a wonderful sense of peace--I snapped a picture and keep it to remember that feeling.

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JCDUBEA63 7/19/2011 10:11PM

    THAT IS SO AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing!! Looks like u are doing an awesome job with ur weight Loss keep up the good work!!

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19KATHY53 7/6/2011 11:52AM

    Great story. Thanks for sharibg it.

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LRK4CHRIST 1/8/2011 11:38PM

    Thx for sharing!

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1GR8FULGAL 11/20/2010 8:46PM

    WOW-- amazing!! Isn't this awesome! God is so good!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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LEROYJL 11/7/2010 2:33PM

  HOW emoticon ! IT'S SO HARD TO EXPRESS THE BEAUTY! emoticon FOR SHARING! emoticon

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ERNURSERN 11/6/2010 8:24AM

    That is awesome...I am glad I came to check it out!!!

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PASTORKATHY 10/29/2010 3:48PM

    Hi John,

I really do thank God for Jesus. It is always appropriate to remember "The Cross". My heart overflows with joy because of my salvation and relationship with God. Thanks for sharing.

Love you!
Pastor Kathy

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USE2BWILD 10/24/2010 10:58PM

    Dear John, Thank you for sending me an invitation to see this. It is wonderful. I wish I could see it in person. I will pray for you and your loved ones. Please do the same for me. I am very sad this month. I have had a very bad month. Thanks again. Hugs, mcgee emoticon
Our God is an Awsome God.

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GEORGIA_KAY 10/21/2010 8:01PM

    How beautiful to find something like that. Isn't God good?

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LINDAMARIEZ1 10/10/2010 8:16PM

    What a magnificent place to visit! I am sooooo pleased you shared this with us! Good job on the weight loss too! Keep on a Sparkin, John!

linda emoticon

Comment edited on: 10/10/2010 8:23:24 PM

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CTREEN1 10/9/2010 1:48PM

  This is amazing. I have been there several times. It is always a moving experience.

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SHELLY-ELLY 10/4/2010 1:33PM

    How Awesome. Thank you for sharing! To God be the Glory! emoticon

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LADY_KATHY 9/25/2010 7:12PM

    I've gotten this email a couple times before. : ) thanks ford shearing with everyone on SP

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(. ♥ Kathy ♥

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JUNEBUG150 9/25/2010 5:20PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing. I need to remember the nearest town so that if I ever get to Texas I can go see it!

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DIDMIS 9/25/2010 3:18PM

    I had received this a few times before. And to think it is right in Texas and I haven't seen it. Of course Texas is a long way across and up and down.
thanks for sharing
Irene

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SUNSHINE1234 9/24/2010 3:55PM

    that is awesome and thanks for sharing

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WILDFLOWERR_ 9/24/2010 12:41AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JATHUENER 9/22/2010 1:06PM

    this really is a story that everybody see thanks for sharing

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PEGGYFUL 9/21/2010 2:54PM

  Very cool. Thanks for sharing. God bless all those involved

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LOLLIE62 9/21/2010 12:36PM

    I never knew it was there. Thanks for the information!

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COLEMANSR 9/20/2010 5:04PM

    Good evening. Sorry, I haven't been around. I'm officially retired now, so you will see me more often. :)

Thanks for sharing. Great as always.
Have a great evening.

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EBLOOMING 9/20/2010 12:05AM

    This is truly AMAZING... emoticon Thank you so much!!! May all glory go to God!!! emoticon

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RORYLYONS 9/19/2010 7:11PM

    Wow, thank you John for sharing..

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CHERN009 9/19/2010 10:53AM

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SOPHIETR 9/19/2010 9:08AM

    Thank you! for sharing....God bless you too.

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KELLY40222 9/19/2010 4:46AM

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WINFIELD28 9/18/2010 6:54PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this!
God Bless You!

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ROSEMARDORF 9/18/2010 1:31AM

  Thank you for sharing this!! I think it is very moving; and really touches my heart!! emoticon to the Thomas family!! emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 9/17/2010 10:11PM

    emoticon

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SCSONGBIRD 9/17/2010 8:09AM

    Thank you. emoticon

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VIAFREE 9/17/2010 6:28AM

    wow, very thought provoking, thank you.

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AURWHE 9/17/2010 5:48AM

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REDBUD1 9/16/2010 7:11PM

    Thank you for sharing this. I'm sharing it on my FB. Thanks!!

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REDBUD1 9/16/2010 7:11PM

    Thank you for sharing this. I'm sharing it on my FB. Thanks!!

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TEALADY0531 9/16/2010 5:46PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this, John!!!! emoticon

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CHGEMYSZE4LYFE 9/16/2010 2:45PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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MARCYNA 9/16/2010 10:32AM

    WoW... Thanks, it's awesome!!!!

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LAURIE404 9/16/2010 8:30AM

    Thank you for sharing:)

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NYARAMULA 9/16/2010 7:22AM

    Trully amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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SISTERDEAR 9/15/2010 11:13PM

    We saw this cross when we were driving cross country a few years ago. As we were on a tight schedule, we did not stop. However, we also did not realize that there was so much to see. If we are ever back in the area, we will difinitely have to take it all in.

Thank you so much for posting this and sharing your pictures!
emoticon Sue

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JAN1031 9/15/2010 9:52PM

    Thanks John, I haven't had the honor of being able to see such an awesome cross however, can't wait to see it. I will try and get to Texas to experience it. It is truely a beautiful thing.
Blessings,
Janis

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RESTLESSSPIRIT 9/15/2010 9:45PM

  I have seen it and it is wonderful,,,,

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GAILTHEGUARD 9/15/2010 5:34PM

  Praise the LORD!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BECKYLYNNE77 9/15/2010 4:53PM

    That ia awesome emoticon

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HEALTHYME229 9/15/2010 4:50PM

    I have visited this site and it is an amazing place. We drive past it several times a year on I40 visiting my family in Albuquerque. The most amazing time I saw it was one evening as the sun was setting behind it. The sunset illuminated the cross in ways no artificial light could. Even if people don't stop, it is a testament to Jesus and his sacrifice. Thanks for sharing with others.

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THINKNEES 9/15/2010 3:01PM

    this is awesome, God bless that hands that did this and you for sharing, and not being ashamed to do so. emoticon

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PATTICAKE1044 9/15/2010 2:58PM

  Awesome...hope I can see it someday. God bless you.

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JULIEO100 9/15/2010 8:21AM

    This is amazing, Thank you John for sharing it. It really does stir up the heart. God Bless~

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