The Empty Cross is a must-see this summer
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden is a must-see this summer. My trip there a few weeks ago was my second time visiting a place that I hold close to my heart. However, the second visit was more amazing than the first because I had the privilege of touring the garden with the artist Max Greiner and the Coming King Foundation board members. It was a blessing to see the garden through their eyes.
The Coming King sculpture garden began with a prophetic word given to Max Greiner and his wife, Sherry. In 2001, while visiting the Cathedral of Praise Church in Austin, Texas as a guest evangelist, Dr. Mahesh Chavda told the Greiners that “God would use them and Max’s art to restore the Tabernacle of David.” The prophetic word, coupled with a request from another stranger, Marlon Quibodeaux, just eight months later, set the plans in motion. Greiner then sketched the vision God gave to him, and years later, the concept was brought to life with the sculpture garden in Kerrville, Texas. Greiner is confident God called him to build prayer gardens throughout the world. For this reason, he established a nonprofit foundation, The Coming King Foundation (TCKF). You can help support TCKF’s mission to share God’s word through art all over the world. I get excited, just standing on the steps that lead to the scripture garden. My troubles disappear when I see the “Fisher of Men” sculpture at the entrance. As I walk through the garden, I am strengthened by the scriptures etched in stone. With each step, I become stronger as I make my way to the Empty Cross ™, which Greiner says, “uniquely communicates the Resurrection that Jesus is alive, not dead…[the cross] represents the open door all must pass through to find eternal life in Heaven.”
I am grateful for Greiner’s obedience to God’s call, and I am thankful for the relationships I am building with the TCKF board members who embraced us with love from the moment we stepped in the door. It was easy to see that God is the priority in their lives. Their collective purpose is to lead people to Christ through the “Art of Faith.”
My hope is for you to visit the Coming King Prayer Garden in Kerrville, Texas this summer and for years to come. My prayer is for you to help carry Greiner’s vision to people throughout the world who may not know Christ by donating your time, money or talent to the mission. Start your journey by visiting the website: www.TheComingKingFoundation.org or calling 830-367-7706 for more information. You may view and purchase Max Greiner’s artwork by visiting www.maxgreinerart.com.