THE GRANITE CRUCIFIX

THE GRANITE CRUCIFIX:  In the rock many people see the face of Christ. They see the crown of thorns. They see the dying closed eyes. They see the sad curved mouth. Unearthed in Groveland, Illinois, by Erwin E. Towne. The rock was formed in Ontario, Canada, and traveled to the Midwest with the Ice Age. ALL BY GOD'S POWER!

THE GRANITE CRUCIFIX:  In the rock many people see the face of Christ.
They see the crown of thorns.
They see the dying closed eyes.
They see the sad curved mouth.
Unearthed in Groveland, Illinois, by Erwin E. Towne.
The rock was formed in Ontario, Canada, and traveled to the Midwest with the Ice Age.
ALL BY GOD’S POWER!

 

Contributed by Erwin E. Towne

The large granite stone rested one foot underground in a farm field.  It had remained since the Ice Age hidden from sight along a boundary line, until the day it broke a farmer’s plow.  The stone sat upright in the ground as shown in the picture above.  After hand digging and hoisting by ropes with the tractor, it lay on its back, facing up.  After the rain cleaned the stone, I went for a walk one morning and saw in the stone the face of Christ for the first time.

THE ROCK AS YOU SEE IT

The rock is blue granite and is not from the Central Illinois area.  According to geologists it was formed in Ontario, Canada.  The ice flow moved it south at a speed of one inch per year.

Note the striations in the rock.  It has it all to portray the face of Christ  and the bottom is flat so it can stand by itself.  All markings on the face are only on one side but the crown of thorns goes all around the entire rock.  On the back is also a hole where the plow hit it.

Jesus Christ died for our sins but was raised from the dead to give us life eternal.  He is alive in heaven and He is coming back soon.  Are you ready for Him now?

Erwin E. Towne

[After seeing a representation of the face of Christ, Mr. Towne moved The Granite Crucifix to the garden of his Old Towne Grove Wedding Chapel in Groveland, Illinois.  The Chapel is open to the public for visits and available for weddings and private rental.  Contact Mr. Towne at 309-387-6375 for rates and additional information.]

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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