A Jesus statue in Syria is symbolizing a truce among three sections of the nation's civil war. FOX News reports Nov. 2 that the bronze Jesus statue totals 105-feet in height and overlooks the Cherubim mountain. The statue in Syria went up Oct. 14 without any conflict.
Jesus stands with his arms outstretched and stands over the Cherubim mountain, where the pilgrims took a path from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. It took three days to raise the statue, which was hauled in two pieces by farm tractors. A crane lifted the bronze sculpture into place.
The project is titled, "I Have Come to Save the World," and is overseen by the London-based St. Paul and St. George Foundation.
The March 2011 war opposing President Bashar Assad set the project back by eight years, the report said. Despite the encouraging sign that the Jesus statue in Syria is going undisturbed, Christians and other minority groups are known targets in the conflict. It exists where dangerous fighters tied to al-Qaida have no regard for Christians.
Reasons for erecting the statue had to with the fact that "Jesus would have done it," said organizer Samir al-Ghadban -- who quoted a Christian church leader.
This monumental display means at least some form of truce within the civil war is happening, though it might be short-term.
The Jesus statue in Syria is a nice bit of good news in the midst of violent wars.