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Cross at the Crossroads, Effingham

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The Cross at the Crossroads, known as The Cross to locals, is a 198-foot (60 m) tall cross in Effingham, Illinois. It was built in 2001 after its creator was inspired by a similar cross in Groom, Texas.
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  • Cool sight. It truly catches your attention driving down the road. You see it from way far away in in all directions. It’s huge a special thing to see traveling. 
    Cool sight. It truly catches your attention driving down the road. You see it from way far away in in all directions. It’s huge a special thing to see traveling.  more »
  • I never knew that there was an an actual park here. I thought it was just a cross that you saw while driving by on the interstate. Unfortunately, the museum part was closed when we stopped in... 
    I never knew that there was an an actual park here. I thought it was just a cross that you saw while driving by on the interstate. Unfortunately, the museum part was closed when we stopped in...  more »
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  • From a one star review: “How much did it cost to build this? Millions of dollars. How many hungry people could that had fed? How many sick could that money have healed? How many poor could that have sheltered? Think about it Christians.” Christ actually specifically rebukes this thinking when he tells Judas who has asked him why Mary Magdalene was anointing his feet with perfume with her, asking “why doesn’t she sell it to five to the poor”, but Christ discerned his heart and knew that was not why he was suggesting it, much like that is not why you are suggesting that. It’s because you don’t love the cross. Christians have thought about it. We follow our Savior
  • Been through Effingham hundreds of times and never stopped until today. It was windy and cold, but loved every minute. ❤️

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