In a bid to share the gospel of hope during this Easter season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, several homes in six states across United States are now placing crosses in their front yards with Christmas light on some .
This is to encourage the faith over fear movement or “Faith not Fear” as some people call it.
The idea came after Susan Polhill who leaves in Louisvile, Ga read about people in California 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,” Polhill 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.”
Facebook is now filed several picture of crosses displayed in the front yards while the facebook page with the name “Faith over Fears Crosses in Middle Georgia” has over 10,000 which encourage people to “in your yard to bring hope and assurance that faith is always stronger than fear” “During this time of social distancing we can enjoy the beautiful crosses throughout neighborhoods and rural areas alike!” as posted on the page while Arkansas and Louisana have 11,000 members.
Hart Country’s Sheli Gibbons said she got the idea from her pastor, “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.”
In Macon, Ga., two brothers built and sold wooden crosses until the governor issued a shelter-in-place order. They sold them for $20 apiece and used the proceeds to purchase snacks and drinks for hospital workers, 14-year-old Lane Rainey told WMAZ.
Rainey said “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,” Christian Headlines Reports.