Florida Marine Veteran Carries 75-Pound Cross Across America to Spread Message That ‘There is Healing at the Cross’

Image Credit: WPEC-TV/West Palm Beach/Used by Permission

A US Marine veteran living in Florida traveled 12 miles on Monday while carrying a large wooden cross in honor of Veterans Day. 

According to WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Tobiah Steinmetz donned his dress uniform and walked across Palm Beach County with a 10-foot tall cross that weighed 75 pounds.

“It looks like I’m carrying the cross, but the cross is carrying me,” he said.

The 34-year-old said his purpose was to turn people, mainly veterans, to God.

“There are a lot of the vets coming home with PTSD, or physical disabilities, and we can lay our burdens at the cross. There’s healing at the cross,” Steinmetz added.

He served with the Marine Corps for five years in multiple countries, including Iraq.

“I got saved in 2009, just out of nowhere. I felt God put on my heart to carry the cross across America.”

Despite the heat, Steinmetz journeyed from West Palm Beach to Riviera Beach.

“In uniform, it adds to the heat. But I feel God is always keeping me cool,” Steinmetz said. “When I’m getting thirsty, someone would bless me with a drink.”

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SOURCE: CBN News, Andrea Morris