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August 4th, 2013

Video: Very Big Jesus

 
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Yes, World Youth Day Rio has ended, but we shot so much footage it’s still coming in, in a big way. One of my favorite memories from WYD, was our trip to Corcovado. Atop this lush mountain, is an iconic statue of Jesus – “Christ the Redeemer”. Standing tall for nearly a century, this statue represents the man who claimed he was God incarnate.

As we ascended Corcovado in a compact tourist van, which I do believe was driven by a crazy man, I began to think, many people thought that Jesus was pretty crazy, right? He was even put to death by folks who thought his messianic claims had gone too far. And what about today? Is there still a need for Jesus, or for his teachings, or the need to know him? In our present culture is Jesus relevant? So, as we waited in line to see the very big statue of Jesus, I began to ask World Youth Day Pilgrims their thoughts on the real Jesus. And although it was an overcast and rainy day, I do believe the truth shined through clear, tall, and firm. My Spanish is another story…

 
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The Author : Mark Irons
Mark Irons is just a crazy young man driving the faith freeway. The GPS is pointed toward God, but flashing arrows, smiling faces and drive-thru windows line the road. The off-ramp is inevitable.
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  • Pat

    I loved this video!…Mark Irons’ energy makes me smile…I have to put Corcovado on my bucket list…Listen to Ben Harper’s song…”Blessed to be a Witness”

  • Veronica

    I will never see the Jesus statue of Rio de Janeiro, since I have a fear of flying and a fear of heights. Thank you for sharing this video and your experience….I enjoyed it!!

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