Christ of the Abyss, Christ of the Deep — Video

In Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, time becomes a dimension of God, who is himself eternal. -- Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, 1994.

Despite His care on behalf of them, biblical history is replete in both the Old and New Testament with the attempts by men to shun or deny the will of the one true God Who created them. As might be recalled, Jesus of Nazareth (God with us) was taken to a nearby cliff  with the intent to push him over it by those who couldn’t bear listening to His message. But as scripture mysteriously reveals, He passed through them…

Today, there are still those who would take the message of Christ and the salvation he offers and throw it off a cliff, even bury it into the abyss of the deepest sea if they could… But, guess what? Time for man is no eternal abyss, it ends, nor is the sea void of the eternal message of Christ…

 

PSALM 139

9 If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea: 10 Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me.

EDITOR NOTE: Christ of the Deep is a copy of “Il Cristo Degli Abssi,” located in the Mediterranean Sea near Genoa, Italy. The original statue was cast by artist Guido Galletti, and was modeled after Italian swimmer/diver Duillo Mercanet. It was placed in 1954. In 1961 Italian SCUBA entrepreneur Egidi Cressi commissioned the second casting from the original mold, and donated it to the Underwater Society of America. The statue ended up in storage at O’Hare airport in Chicago, waiting for a home. Senator Spessard Holland of Florida helped John Pennekamp Park to get the nod, where it was placed on August 25, 1965. Today, Christ of the Abyss is one of the most famous and popular underwater sites in the only underwater park in the world.

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