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A Look at Kerrville’s Highway Art Turned Prayer Stop

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As you travel Interstate-10 in Kerrville, you can’t miss it—‘it’ being a cross rising 77 feet above the Hill Country

Artist Max Greiner Jr. says the cross is a metaphor for the light of the world. The narrow gate and even the cross' color testifies of Jesus.

Hundreds of people are stopping for a closer look every day.

“This cross, we believe, is the most symbolic cross in the world,” Greiner said. “Thousands and thousands of people are coming here from all over the country and the world and the state of Texas to see an unfinished garden.”

While no one could mistake the site for Eden, every day it’s coming closer and closer to what Greiner says God wanted built.

“I got a picture in my mind's eye, some would call it a vision,” Greiner said. “I saw a cross-shaped garden, 300 feet long and at the end of the cross or the top was a giant, hollow 77 foot cross.”

The design of the cross is part of the symbolism.

“It’s a contemporary sculpture, but it speaks to the resurrection,” Greiner said.” It’s a resurrection cross. He’s not there. It’s empty. He’s risen and that’s the story of this cross.”

Statues fill the other points of the cross and more will be added as more donations are received.

“It’s not a church thing, we’re not even a religious organization, this is an art museum,” Greiner said.

Visitors come to see the cross, leave prayers and for a connection with the almighty. Greiner says all it takes is faith and simple detour off the freeway.

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden is free and open to the public. Learn more at TheCrossatKerrville.org.

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