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March Theme Challenge: Lost
Weakened by the trek, I climbed to the top of the tower and realized I was truly lost in Paradise.
Listening to: Harp Music
I had the great pleasure of meeting Obadiah Franklin on Tuesday (a big thanks going out to Hank James for alerting me!).
From his website:
He survives by the goodness of people and depends 100% on God for his provisions. At age 60 he is homeless and he travels alone from city to city with the cross in the back of his truck. He is committed to carrying the cross and ministering to every city during his lifetime. Believers accommodate him for the night, and others provide for his lodging or meals. Obadiah truly lives by faith. He understands how short life is and is dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus. When asked why he keeps his hat down low, he states, “because all of this is about Jesus Christ and not me. I’m just a messenger.”
Obadiah will be speaking at Encouraging Word Ministries (7370 Broad St in Brooksville across from the Wal-Mart SuperCenter) at 7pm this Wednesday and Thursday as a guest of Pastor Bill Pope, Jr.
Listening to: WWJB AM online
This cross caught my eye one day as I drove through Spring Hill, and I said to myself “I must come back and photograph it”. I did go back this past Saturday and I ran into the Pastor, Slayden MacGregor, of Faith Evangelical Free Church. We had a refreshing conversation and he told me the story about how this cross came to be. It is actually a cell phone tower. A Wireless cell phone company picked the location because it appeared in the middle of an area where they needed a tower. They approached Pastor MacGregor with the proposition of the tower if it resembled a cross. Pastor MacGregor and his congregation agreed thinking the tower would have a cross on top of it. They were quite surprised and thrilled to find that the tower actually was a cross. Pastor MacGregor feels like God’s grace brought his church and the cell phone company together for the greater good. The cell phone company pays the church monthly for the placement of the tower and the church is able to give back to the community. God works in mysterious ways, doesn’t he?
I took this photo over a decade ago. There was something captivating about the stacking of the cars, their condition, and the colors. After developing the print I realized something else that hadn’t originally caught my eye. Right above the building was a telephone pole. The background was a bit washed out so you can’t make out the lines connected to the pole. The end result is that the pole resembles a cross. Not that I am comparing the cars to Jesus, but like Jesus’ resurrection, many of these cars were ultimately brought back to life (restored) and put back on the road.
Listening To: Morning silence in the house