Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden - Kerrville Texas

A few months ago Frankie and I took a drive to Kerrville, Texas just because.  If you go to Kerrville via Interstate-10, you can't help but see the 77 foot 7 inch cross on the hill, called the "Empty Cross".  We knew it was there, because we have seen it many times, but we decided to actually go to the cross and find out more about it.  It was created by The Coming King Foundation and there was controversy from the beginning.  It all worked out though, since there it stands today!

Here we go, let's follow the sign!

Welcoming Sign The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas

Near one of the parking lots there was a statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  

Mary Sculpture Close at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas

Also near the parking lot was this sculpture of nails that held Jesus to the cross (not these actual nails, just in case you were not sure...).

Nails Sculpture at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas

We made our way to the top and started our exploration.  You really need to see this place from a bird's eye view.  It is pretty amazing.  Click here to see it on Google maps.

As we walked around the cross-shaped walkway we saw many statues.  Most of them, appropriately, were of  Jesus (at least some artist's interpretation since we have no actual photos of Jesus and somehow I doubt he had blonde hair and blue eyes seeing he was from the Middle East).  The ones you see below are Jesus, fisher of men, and in the background, Jesus, the coming King.

Jesus and Cross at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas

Notice the tiles with words.  They were all Bible scriptures written in Spanish, English, and German. I am still wondering about the German part, but hey, whatever.    

There were Jewish leaders constantly trying to trip Jesus up and they had asked him what the greatest commandment was.  Jesus answered them by saying that it was to love the Lord God with all their hearts, souls, and minds and then he added that the second commandment was to love.  This second commandment is shown below.   There were many many more verses throughout the garden.

Love Verse at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas


We kept walking but couldn't get too close to the cross and still be able to fit it in a photo, so here is what a 77 foot 7 inch cross looks like as close as we could!

The Cross at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas

Near the cross, were dirt pathways lined with rocks.  All of these rocks had prayers written on them.  

Prayer Rocks at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas

Some of them were very personal but then there were some that were more broad like this one.

Prayer Rock Bless Our Nation at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas

There was much more to see, but I am going to share one more photo.  This was my favorite out of all.  I love the verse and I am sure the globe swayed my vote as well.

Great Commision Verse at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden Kerrville Texas

I hope you enjoyed our walk through the garden, which by the way, the landscaping is very nice and the country side of the hill country is beautiful!  It is worth a short detour if you are nearby!

In my next post I will tell you about Casa Navarro in San Antonio, TX that we visited one Saturday last month.

Until then!

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