Religious Views In Today’s Time
EUPORA, Miss.(WCBI) – It’s an important event on the Christian calendar, Easter Weekend.
This holiday, though filled with images of the Easter Bunny and tons of eggs, is for the observation of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
The Cross Of Christ Volunteers are working to ensure no one forgets that.
Many folks look forward to Easter for the food, family, and church fellowship, but the Cross Of Christ Volunteers say there’s a more important reason for the season.
“The whole theme of this is we want people to know who we are and we are a country that loves God and love Jesus Christ. It’s all about the cross and what God has done for us,” said Cross Of Christ Volunteer Joyce Yates.
The area volunteers invited the community out to enjoy a potato and dessert bar while also receiving a word from the lord.
Something Reba Thompson says the country is in desperate need of.
“We as Christians in some ways we feel intimidated, but we need to be bold. We need to go out and we need to proclaim that Jesus loves us all. We need to love the sinner and hate the sin. In our little community we try and embrace everybody and meet their needs with love and acceptance,” said said Cross Of Christ volunteer, Reba Thompson.
The group is raising funds to construct an all metal cross that will stand 12 stories high.
Thompson says she hopes it will be a reminder to anyone passing by of how much they are loved.
“I believe with this cross of Christ, as the students from Mississippi State go in front, I just know that they are going to be humbled and just look at it and thank God for everyday that we have of freedom. We’ve certainly embraced it around here and we know that the other crosses, people meet on the first Monday and bow down all denominations, races ages meet and bow down and thank god that we have a free place to live in,” said Thompson.
COC Volunteer Joyce Yates says the outpouring of support for this project has been incredible.
“That’s what I’m talking about, you mention something for Christ and people are ready to give,” said Yates.
She says they are just starting, but they’re already equip with so much help to get the job done.
“The people that come and talk about this is the greatest thing that we could ever do. The people that have donated time, money, their gifts and talents has just been amazing,” said Yates.
“The cross means so much to so many denominations. Even the atheist acknowledge the cross and we just think it will be a symbol of hope and love of our community and just know that we are a safe community and that we love Jesus, and we want people to feel good at the foot of the cross,” said Thompson.
The group raiser a total of $4,000 in Friday’s event.