Lutheran Hour Ministries
Phoenix Decorating Company
Jesus... The Way to Heaven
This year's parade theme invites us to imagine the places we can go. The 2013 LHM Float, "Jesus... The Way To Heaven" , reminds us that heaven is the ultimate place to go for all who call on the name of Jesus Christ to be saved.
Updated on: 12/31/2012 7:40:13 PM
In John 14:3-4, Jesus reminds us that "if I (Jesus) go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." That place is heaven, and the only way for there is through belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.
The elements of "Jesus... The Way to Heaven" depict God's promises in His Word: the path we travel to heaven (Matthew 7:14), God's Word guiding us on our journey (Ps. 119:105), and Jesus welcoming us with open arms at the gates of heaven showing us He is the Way, the Truth and the Life (Jn. 14:6). It is our prayer that this year's float would be a reminder that everyone can spend eternity in heaven through faith in Jesus Christ.
FLOAT BUILDER: Phoenix Decorating Company
FLOAT DESCRIPTION: Height: 16.6, Width: 18, Length: 35
"Jesus... The Way to Heaven" features a walkway adorned by lampposts and the bible. Upon the absolute floral masterpiece that covers the base of the float, the walkway leads to the gates of heaven. Each gate features a cross as well as a cross at the top of the gate. A star is used at the rear of the float, that signifies the gates of heaven are open.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Number of Years in Rose Parade: 63
2013 marks our 63rd year of participation in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Lutheran Hour Ministries float continues to be the only Christian Float in the World's Most Famous New Year's event.
FLOAT RIDERS: Chairman of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) Board Kay Kreklau, President of LWML More riders
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