A Look Into the Future

Little White Cross

These Little White Crosses are quickly made, for the most part of scrap material, covered with a coat of white paint and placed in front of your yard to declare a partnership and knowledge of Jesus.  As of February 2011, we have distributed 1600 crosses.

The Story of Frankenmuth, Michigan

When driving to, from and through Frankenmuth, I’m always intrigued with the many small simple crosses in the front yards of the homes we pass by.   Those crosses are a statement of support for Frankenmuth’s Christian foundation.

Two years ago an atheist living there complained about two crosses on a bridge in town.   He requested that they be removed, and the town complied.   He then decided that, since he was so successful with that, the city shield should also be changed since it had on it, along with other symbols, a heart with a cross inside signifying the city’s Lutheran beginning.   At that point, the residents decided they had had enough.   Hundreds of residents made their opinions known by placing small crosses in their front yards.   Seeing this quiet but powerful statement from the community, the man removed his complaint.   Those simple crosses remain in those yards today.

After passing those crosses for two years, it finally hit me that a small cross in millions of front yards across our country could provide a powerful and inspiring message for all Americans passing them every day.   I think it might be time to take this idea across America.

We have an administration that says, “we are not a Christian nation,” and everywhere you look the ACLU and others are trying to remove from our history and current lives any reference to God, prayer, or the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.   Our administration can’t bring themselves to talk about “radical Muslims or Islamic terrorists” for fear of offending them, but they can talk about Americans “clinging to their guns and their religion,” or insinuate that our military troops coming home from service overseas might turn into terrorists.   The majority of Americans are Christians, why are we letting this happen to us?   It is time to stand up and make a statement – a small, quiet, but powerful statement.   If you agree, place a small white cross in your front yard for all to see that they are not alone.   It would be a beautiful thing to see crosses all across America.

Remember – this is not a Hilltop Fellowship thing – this is a Christian thing.   So when you pass by Hilltop Bible Fellowship and see small white crosses in front, stop and pick one up and display it proudly in your yard.