A monument of grace, a sinner saved by blood:
The streams of love I trace up to the Fountain–God!
Several months ago after using the above Google image in my post, Monument of Grace. I received a couple of inquiries about the photo. In order to answer those questions, I researched a bit on the photo and discovered that the ‘monument’ was being taken to court by…who else, the ACLU.
It’s called the Mohave Cross and was built 70 years ago as a memorial for World War I veterans. The beautiful monument was enjoyed for nearly 60 years uncontested, but now, here’s what it looks like:
The matter is before the US Supreme today. Focus on the Family’s, Citizen Link takes a hopeful tone about the case in the following article:
Mojave Cross Case Heard at Supreme Court
“The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the Mojave Desert cross case. The cross is a memorial to World War I veterans.
Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Legal Institute and one of the attorneys for the VFW in the case, said the justices asked many questions.
‘The court is probably going to say that this veterans memorial is allowed to stay and that there was never a problem to begin with,” he said, “And that the transfer of state-owned land to the veterans so they could keep the memorial was OK, and that this veterans memorial is going to continue to stand as it has for 75 years honoring those World War I veterans.'”
The photo above, and more detailed history of Mohave Cross case, is available at ABC online–just click HERE.
When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride.