Fear has no place in the hearts of Jesus’ followers as thousands respond to a campaign to place crosses in their front yards as a declaration of hope that is found in Jesus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apparently, the “Faith over Fear” movement that started in Middle Georgia is calling out believers to spread hope during this crisis. The support is done by placing crosses in their front yards “to bring hope and assurance that faith is always stronger than fear.”
Faith Over Fear
The movement’s Facebook page “Faith over Fears Crosses in Middle Georgia” has over 10,000 members. Also, believers from Arkansas and Louisiana set up a similar page too. A Jefferson County, Ky., Facebook page has 11,000 members, reported Christian Headlines.
The page wrote, “During this time of social distancing we can enjoy the beautiful crosses throughout neighborhoods and rural areas alike!”
Lights On Crosses
Christians from at least six states Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida responded to the invitation. And a number of homeowners posted on Facebook the pictures of the crosses in their front yard. Further, some even put Christmas lights on the crosses.
Susan Polhill who supported the movement told The Augusta Chronicle how she got the idea of putting Christmas lights. She said it was after “reading about Californians hanging Christmas lights during the pandemic to bring people cheer.”
“I thought, ‘Gosh, that is awesome!’ It is the Easter season, so let us light up some crosses as they are packed with meaning,” she said. “We post pictures on Facebook of all the crosses along with a special scripture or verse from a hymn or song. … The cross is a symbol of what Jesus has done for us, all people.”
Another supporter Shelli Gibbons in Hart County, Ky. said, “I think placing these crosses in our yards just has kinda given us something to take our minds off of everything and to put our minds and center our minds on God.”
She told WBKO, “…Some people have made crosses with their porch posts. There is even a guy that shared he has a cross on the front of his semi-truck because that’s his main home.”
Moreover, the two brothers from Macon, Ga. built and sold wooden crosses to use the proceeds for hospital workers. 14-year-old Lane Rainey told WMAZ, “I think we all need to pray, repent, and trust God and stop fearing, stop having a fear of the unknown. Just put your trust in the Lord and pray everything works out.”
Source: Christian Headlines