Soaring 198 feet into the Midwestern
sky with an arms spanning 113 feet
Inspiring locals, visitors, and 50+ million
travelers who pass it annually along I57/70
My daughter and I were traveling home during a bad storm, and the car hydroplaned at the area where I57/70 meet … I swerved out of control and at one point we were facing south on 57 in the northbound lane, staring at a semi and other cars heading right for us … We ended up spinning onto the shoulder, facing south – and completely out of danger. After assessing the situation and realizing that neither of us was hurt, we looked up and pointed to the Cross … it was right there for us to see. I knew WHO had saved us (and well as all of those traveling in those other vehicles that day. We were saved for a reason!
I was in a very dark time of my life and felt there was no hope in continuing to live. After making a visit to the Cross, I can to better understand Jesus’ love for me. The Cross gave me hope and made we realize He has a plan for my future.
I visited during an event at the Cross, and I was greeted by a smiling volunteer. She talked with me about my faith journey and offered me a Bible. It’s the first Bible I’ve ever had, and I am thankful for my visit that day. God has a plan for me, and I will follow Him.
We were returning home after the death of our adored and beloved 20-year-old daughter. Our grieving hearts reacted to the Cross well before our minds could absorb what we had seen. We felt like a gift, a sign, and a message had been given directly to us. Thank you for erecting such a beautiful monument.