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  • I may be wrong in what you are referring to but it could be about the three crosses ..one in which Jesus was crucified and the other two representing the two criminals who were crucified beside him? We have a road here close to where I live where there are three crosses and I believe that is what they represent.
  • It's to remind the people who are driving to work, living their busy lives, that Jesus died for them, and to stop and think about it for a while.
  • Obviously, it is symbolic of Jesus being crucified between two thieves (Luke 23). I remember reading several years ago an article (in Time or Newsweek, I believe) about the man who had dedicated himself to erecting those crosses on roadsides around the country. Sorry, I don't remember more details, but you could probably get more information from an internet search.
  • On January 27, 1935, In Craigsville, West Virginia, approximately 100 miles east of Charleston, a child of West German ancestry was born. His father died early on and his mother died with cancer when he was ten years old, leaving him an orphan. Despite his situation, he graduated from high school at the age of fourteen, served six years in the U. S. Marines with duty In the Pacific, Iwo Jima, and Nagasaki, Japan. He graduated from the University of Charleston with a degree In Business. The name of this remarkable man was Bernard Coffindaffer, the founder of the nonprofit Crosses of Mercy - Cast Thy Bread, Inc., now called Christian Crosses, Inc. Coffindaffer worked in the oil Industry and later founded his own business - a-coal-washing business in the mountains of West Virginia, a somewhat deprived location. However, he creatively was able to carve a small fortune from this venture. Coffindaffer became a Christian at the age of forty-two. He eventually became a self-proclaimed Methodist minister and served seven small churches in Pochahontas County, West Virginia. He was distinguished with an honorary doctorate degree in Florida. After two heart by-pass operations, he liquidated his business and two years later had a vision. "A genuine, marvelous, glorious vision,' he said, "The Holy Spirit instructed, blessed, dealt with me and told me how to go about installing these crosses. It was an experience you have once in a lifetime. He was told what to do: Get manpower, materials, and plant crosses. 'I worked like a dog for the money, eighteen hours a day for thirty-five years,' he said. 'The Holy Spirit knew I had the money and was willing to spend it, and I'm not going to back down." For the nine final years of his life, he obediently spent approximately $3,000,000 planting the clusters of three crosses in 29 states, District of Columbia, Zambia and The Philippines. Site owners donated the land's use for the crosses and Coffindaffer paid all the bills. Coffindaffer started the protect on September 28, 1984, stating, "Not for saints or sinners. For everybody. They're up for only one sole reason, and that's this- to remind people that Jesus was crucified on a cross at Calvary for our sins, and that He Is soon coming again. That's what jars, but that's the truth, When you say ‘For our sins’, half the people run. When you say, ‘He's coming again’, everybody runs." "And, maybe," he said, "the crosses would make one person stop and think." At the height of his work, Coffindaffer had an office In the basement of his home, a full-time secretary, Sharon Clendenin. He also, had seven full-time work crews across America, erecting these silent witnesses for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. The crosses were all built from California Douglas Fir. The center cross was painted gold and the two crosses to the right and the left were painted a pale blue. The gold paint on the center cross-represented royalty while the two crosses' pale blue paint had no particular significance. At the erection of each cluster of crosses, a solemn consecration service was held. Scriptures such as Mark 8:34, "it any man will follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" were read. Prayers for repentance and forgiveness of sins were offered. At each site, the same identical service was held. Coffindaffer once said, "The crosses speak peace within as we struggle without."The three crosses symbolize Christ on the Cross flanked by the two thieves that were crucified with Him. Coffindaffer, the colorful businessman turned evangelist, was the subject of a PBS documentary on his life entitled, "Point Man For God," and was shown on the award-winning series "Different Drummer." CBS News did a segment on him for "CBS Sunday Morning.' The Nicholas County, West Virginia, gentleman who gained national attention for making clusters of crosses a common sight throughout the United States and two foreign countries, sadly died on Friday, October 8, 1993, of a heart attack at his home. A total of 1864 clusters of crosses were erected.
  • That a douchebag has been there.
  • We put three crosses at the site of the crash that killed our son and two of his friends. One cross per child. They were killed by a drunk driver. Sometimes crosses on the side of the road simply mean that someone died there.
  • "Here there be Christians."
  • For me it seems the "Tree Crosses" hold the key to Jesus' mandate on earth-to carry with him The Good and The Bad.On His side at the crucification were two convicts,one good and the other unrepentant.One He offered a place in paradise straightaway ,the other would be raised up at the judgment day. Therefore the moral is repent now or face the music later.
  • drinking and driving do not mix even after making sign of the cross. the Father,Son and the Holy Ghost.

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