Sunday, March 13, 2016
366 Project - Day 73 - "The Holy Land Cross of Waterbury"
March 13, 2016 - "The Holy Land Cross of Waterbury"
If you're from Connecticut, you're probably already familiar with it.
If you've ever driven through Connecticut on I-84, you've probably seen it.
It's "The Holy Land Cross" - perched high upon the hill that looks over the town of Waterbury.
There has been a large illuminated cross at this site since the 1950s. In 2008 it was replaced by a smaller (yet still very large) stainless steel version that did not light up - but was illuminated at night by spotlights. That cross did not last very long however... and was eventually removed in November 2013 to make way for the current one, which was first illuminated just before Christmas, 2013.
This current cross stands just shy of 60 feet tall and is almost 30 feet wide. It weighs over 13 tons and has 5,000 LED bulbs which glow through the darkness. It can be seen for miles.
And so tonight I'm standing in an empty parking lot a couple of miles from the cross... standing in the darkness... looking up at its glowing light.
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1:5
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