Christ Coastal’s Cross

Christ Coastal’s Cross

Each Easter Sunday, it is our custom here at Christ Coastal to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with a sunrise service on the beach. The service begins with a large bonfire in the dark and just as the sun comes up, we begin singing. Following the singing, there is a preaching on the reason for Christ’s death on the cross, His victory there, and then His triumphant rising from the dead. The large ten foot by five foot cross is very prominent in the event. We have refreshments afterwards, and we get to meet a lot of the unchurched locals and tourists. Last year we were gathering all the materials, including the firewood and the cross on Saturday just before that Resurrection day. There was a small hut which sheltered the wood to be used the next morning, and the cross was placed on the ground next to the fire wood, to be easily arranged the next morning in the dark. The next morning, I got there early to begin stacking the wood to start the fire, and the cross was missing. …