On Christ the Solid Rock, I Stand


If you’re ever in Sedona, Arizona, make sure you check out the Chapel of the Holy Cross. This stunning church, visible from some distance away, is literally built into┬áthe red rocks and looks down on the valley below.

I shot this the first time I visited…as the sun lowered in the late-day sky, the rocks took on an even more intense shade of red. Juxtaposed with the┬ádeep blue sky, the contrast – and the subject matter – were lovely. As I gazed up at the church, the words of the hymn popped into my head. They seemed to be a good fit with the subject matter.

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
No merit of my own I claim
but fully lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

The church is open daily from 9am-5pm and from 10am-5pm on Sundays.

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