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The Cross of Jesus, Groom, Texas: Photo Tour of This Outstanding Christian Exhibit

Updated on March 13, 2014
The Cross with the stations at the base.
The Cross with the stations at the base.

Jesus and the Cross

On a bleak landscape in West Texas near the small town of Groom stands a cross of proportions that that can hardly be believed.  A person driving on Interstate 40 certainly will notice it, and the appeal to visit beckons strongly.  What the cross represents is not so apparent until a seeking soul is drawn in.  The story of the crucifixion of Jesus is spelled out step by step in graphic sculpture from Jesus teaching by a pool to Jesus being tried by Pilate to Jesus being nailed on the cross to the empty tomb.  The call to Worship permeates every facet of the exhibit.

The pictures below are meant to whet your spiritual appetite; they cannot substitute for the real thing.  While there, be sure to visit the well-stocked gift center.  Now, look and take pleasure . . . .

 

 Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
Jesus stood before Pilate, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied.
Jesus stood before Pilate, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied.
“Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
“Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
 The crowd cried out, "Away with him, away with him, crucify him!"
The crowd cried out, "Away with him, away with him, crucify him!"
And there followed him a great multitude of the people
And there followed him a great multitude of the people
"Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children."
"Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children."
And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him . . .
And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they crucified him . . .
"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
"Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him."
"Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him."
The Gift Store
The Gift Store

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      olivia 

      3 years ago

      I stopped here in 2006 on my way to Chicago , as we started our journey from California I was very uneasy and scared about the big move , but we stopped here and spent a while and when we left I felt so much better and calm like nothing can go wrong, and it didn't, and so on my way back because Chicago was not for me,I stopped here again, and once again that calming feeling !!!! LOVED this place

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      Loretta 

      3 years ago

      My husband and I have been there several times. WE have family who live in the area. it is awesome to see.

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      BILL HARPER 

      4 years ago

      THE FIRST OF OCTOBER,2013 WAS MY SECOND TRIP TO GROOM,TEXAS. THE FIRST TIME WAS IN A GREAT HURRY, YOU CAN'T MISS THE CROSS, BUT YOU CAN MISS THE BEAUTY ALL AROUND IT. THIS TRIP HAD A PLANNED STOP AT THE CROSS.

      DON'T THINK I WILL EVER BY-PASS IT AGAIN.

      THINKING THIS IS ON DONATED PRIVATE LAND. AMARILLO TURNED IT DOWN BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT THE LEGAL PROBLEMS WHAT THEY PASSED UP. WOW!!!

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      Hope 

      5 years ago

      I saw this when I was 8 years old and I was on my way to be adopted. It does leave a very strong image in your mind. It was very beautiful. It takes you step by step through Good Friday and resurrection Sunday.

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      Dorothy Lawson 

      6 years ago

      My daughter took me to the cross as a surprise. We lived in Houston, Texas. I was speechless. Didn't know they made anything like it anywhere. Then at the end, I saw the tomb and it was just like being there with Christ. I sat down and cried. My daughter found me and we cried together. So so worth the trip to see this reproduction.

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      Irma Giammichele 

      8 years ago

      My late husband and I saw this crosss many miles before we actually got to it. We were on our way to New York. We were both speechless and overcome by it's beauty. It was not yet complete back in 1995,96, I believe. Still, it was beautiful. I am taking a road trip to New Mexico this coming July and I am taking my 84 yr old Mother. I can't wait to see the look on her face. I can't wait to see it again. It's so worth the extra drive

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      Lorraine Stephens 

      8 years ago

      This is absolutely enlightening, this should be everywhere so that ppl can see this & Understand this. Maybe then People would have more compassion for others & learn to Love instead of hate!!!

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