Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pondering the Cross

Today is a great opportunity to link in to BYG Adventures and join Brenda for Pondering.  The word for this week is "cross", and it gave me a great opportunity to visit a spot on my list for some time in Kerrville, TX, right along Hwy 10 going west from San Antonio.  At the top of a hill just outside Kerrville is "The Empty Cross" and "The Coming King's Sculpture Prayer Garden.  This is designed for Christians and contains a number of monuments created by sculptor artists for display, Max Greiner, David Broussard, and Beverly Paddleford.  I'm going to include several pictures here with brief descriptions.



This is the cross from a distance and a description of the size and meaning.


You will see along the walkways Bible verses in three languages.




These are three of the sculptures in the Garden, the last one being of Christ washing the feet of Simon Peter, one of the disciples.


Along one of the paths there are innumerable rocks with prayers, names, quotations and various Bible verses from people who have visited the site.


This picture is in the area where the next sculpture will stand, the returning Christ.


And finally a view from the top of the hill looking across the highway into Kerrville.

I've linked to the website for the organization and you can read more about how it got started and has been supported since its inception.  Very interesting story.  Being a Christian, it was very inspirational, very serene.  Even for those who are not Christian in beliefs, you would find this to be a spot for meditation.

Thanks for hosting Brenda!
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Linda Kay



14 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

It does look like a lovely place to spend some thinking time as you say, regardless of your own personal beliefs. xx

Saucy Kodz said...

This is indeed a very lovely place. I could feel quite relaxed in thought and inner peace here. It is very nice indeed and very well done. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Bethany Carson said...

The cross is beautiful! Looks like a lovely spot to visit!

Romi C said...

The empty cross does make me think of the gate to His kingdom. Thank you for sharing this.

Lin Floyd said...

what a loving memorial to the Savior...

TexWisGirl said...

it's very pretty. i like the impromptu memorials folks put there, too.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such a beautiful setting!

Brenda Gladden said...

What a great contribution to pondering this week!
Thanks for pondering with me!

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD, the Roamin' Cat said...

That cross is awww.some, specially for dem backwards, Isis freeks. Did Almighty God say hate your neighbor and cut his head off without Divine Judgment? Where does it say THAT in the Bible??? I'm confused.

I draw-like-a-‘nom-de-plume’ our long-years-of-faith -2- decipher the voracious veracity -2- make a perfectly cognizant, fully-spectacular, Son-ripened-Heaven… yet, I’m not sure if we're on the same page if you saw what I saw. Greetings, earthling. Because I was an actual NDE on the outskirts of the Great Beyond at 15 yet wasn’t allowed in GRRR lemme share with you what I actually know Seventh-Heaven’s Big-Bang’s gonna be like: meet this advanced, bombastic, ex-mortal Upstairs for the most extra-groovy-paradox, pleasure-beyond-measure, Yummy-Reality-Addiction in the Great Beyond for a BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy, robust-N-risqué, eternal-warp-drive you DO NOT wanna miss the sink-your-teeth-in-the-rrrock’nNsmmmokin’-hot-deal. YES! For God, anything and everything and more! is possible!! Cya soon…

Janie Junebug said...

Beautiful.

Love,
Janie

Cranberry Morning said...

What an interesting place! I like the servant Jesus sculpture especially. I can see this would be a good place to sit and meditate on what God has done for us in his Son.

P.S. Yes, the fence photo came to me just like that. It was probably red, but with that particular sunlight, it looks purple/red.

retired not tired said...

A wonderful ponder and a great place to visit.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; for me as a Japanese; just have to guess how important "cross" means. The place looks so sacred and beautiful. Thank you SO much for sharing, wonderful to learn even a little, Linda.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Rory Bore said...

what a remarkable place. I bet it is so peaceful and serene. I would hope anyone - regardless of their beliefs, would find love and hope there if they lingered awhile.

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