Good Friday tradition leads to powerful tribute to Jesus’ death on the cross
A large number of crosses were on display during a stretch of Highway 60 in the area of Norwood during the annual Carry the Cross event held on Good Friday, April 7. Crosses were held by volunteers on the bridge next to Wehr Ford and continued west past Mansfield. The crosses pay tribute to the ultimate sacrifice Jesus Christ paid on the cross for the sins of mankind. After crosses were held from 7-11 a.m., a wooden cross that was carried from Cabool finished its 13-mile journey to the square in Mountain Grove. There, Pastor Ken Polm read from Luke 23. He challenged those in attendance to think about the type of life they were reflecting in how they were living. He also challenged them to consider if they have personally “cheapened the cross.” J.R. Wake also offered some brief remarks. An alter call was given at the conclusion of the event.
Pastor Ken Polm with a wooden cross carried from Cabool. He reflected on how the event started a few years ago with just five people carrying a cross.
A wooden cross is being carried just a few feet away from the square in Mountain Grove. A 13-mile journey began in Cabool and arrived in time for a message and prayer time led by Pastor Ken Polm.