In northern Michigan, an 11ft marble cross rests at the bottom of Lake Michigan and for the first time in four years, the frozen lake gives a perfect window to the spectacular sight.
The 1,850lb crucifix features a 5’5″ Jesus nailed to the Cross and lies 22 feet beneath the surface. It was commissioned in 1956 by a family mourning the death of their 15 year old son, but when the cross arrived broken the family refused the commission.
In 1962 the cross was sold in an insurance sale to a diving club. The diving club had it lowered into Lake Michigan in memory of a diver who lost his life in nearby Torch Lake. The cross has become a symbol for remembrance of all those who lost their lives in the water.
Like treasure from a shipwreck, the hauntingly beautiful cross was veiled in mystery and dark, icy waters. For years the lake kept the marble Jesus hidden in its depths but now the frozen lake has offered a rare glimpse.
On Saturday, March 9th, hundreds of people came from all over to see the statue under the water. The five foot thick ice allowed for a hole to be carved directly above the statue, giving a perfect viewing.
The sight of Jesus on the Cross on the lake floor has been an emotional experience for many. It serves as a reminder that Jesus is with us wherever we are. In the darkness, He is there. In our deepest pain and suffering, He is present.
“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:39)
Watch the video for an amazing close up view!
Source: Daily Mail / Fox News