Christian Farmer Plants Biblical Message: ‘I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life’

A Christian farmer in Britain spent 20 years creating a message about the exclusivity of the Gospel on his land using trees. The very awesome message, however, can only be seen from the air — likely a treat for flyers overhead.

Peter Gunner, 63, cared a maze reading the Bible verse John 14:6 on the farm near Whitesmith, East Sussex.

Peter Gunner, 63, cared a maze reading the Bible verse John 14:6 on the farm near Whitesmith, East Sussex. (Photo: www.telegraph.co.uk)

From the Telegraph:

A farmer has spent years planting and pruning thousands of willow trees to create a Christian message that can be read only from the sky.

Peter Gunner, 63, got the idea to create a maze shaped like a verse from the Bible in the 1990s on the farm near Whitesmith, East Sussex, where he lives with his wife, Faith.

He chose John 14:6, when in answer to Thomas’s question, “How can we know the way,” Jesus replies, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”

He mapped out the maze over seven acres on a computer, using the @ symbol instead of “the”. Volunteers helped him plant the “many thousands” of willow trees.

If laid out end to end, the trees would reach more than a mile.

Gunner explained: “The idea just came to me one day. I am not even sure why I chose that part of the Bible, other than Jesus is saying a lot about himself in that passage.”

He added that every time he sees a plane fly over, he says a little prayer that someone would see the Gospel message and be inspired.

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