Jesus once said that He was the vine and we are the branches.
Well, apparently Jesus wanted to drive this point home a little further.
Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don’t notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole.
“It’s very interesting. It does look like Christ on the cross, and even with the crown of thorns on his head,” said Rick Vernon, a retired pastor.
Vernon admits he’s even gone by without noticing it, but does say it could carry a spiritual message for some.
“Especially for Christians that it reminds them, just the shape of it, and the way that it looks, of what Jesus Christ did for them on the cross Calvary,” he said.
As the vines grow, so too does the meaning it has for some people like Ryan Vernon, pastor at 902 Church in Kinston.
“Jesus says he is the vine and we are the branches, so I think this is significant because it speaks to who Christ truly is,” he said.