The journey began October 11, 2009. The path had already been mapped out and each step had been carefully planned. One of the first amazing stops was into the hands of Billy Graham who then turned around and ordered three more for his staff members. Over the past 8 years, The Carry Cross has touched the lives of countless followers. As close as our community and as far away as the Solomon Islets, we can only imagine the lives that have been impacted by the message and reassurance of God’s love.
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The Carry Cross Story
One afternoon, at the age of 52, I came to realize that although I lived what I thought to be a “good” life, I was profoundly confronted with my loneliness. The following morning, October 11, 2009, I felt compelled and began to make crosses out of driftwood collected by my wife over the years.
It was challenging because I had never done any woodworking. After I ran out of driftwood, I pulled apart a pallet and began cutting more hand-held crosses. As I cut the third cross it struck me; the holes from the nails used to hold the pallet together were exactly where they would have pierced our Lord’s wrists and ankles. In that moment I felt as if time stood still and right there at that moment, I was shown the truth, the way, and the light of the world.
The Carry Cross is yours and mine. It was earned more than 2000 years ago by Jesus Christ. Pallets, made by men, ‘carry’ things. God alone sent his only son to ‘carry’ the sins of the world for those who believed and follow. This is why we call it, The Carry Cross.
When someone shares their “Carry Cross” story with us, it usually begins with, “You have no idea…” We know that we have nothing to do with the uplifting comfort and love that only God can provide. It is all His.