Yesterday’s alien abduction post went over like a lead balloon, so let me redeem my sins with a visit to Salvation Mountain. Located on a hill north of Slab City, California, just several miles from the Salton Sea, this art installation was created by local resident Leonard Knight, who found the Lord Jesus Christ in the 1960s. With adobe, straw, and thousands of gallons of paint, Knight began to make numerous murals with Bible verses and Christian sayings (“Jesus Is The Way” “God Never Fails” “God Forgives Sinners”). But after nearly thirty years, the future of the art project is in doubt as 80-year old Knight was recently put into a convalescent home outside San Diego. (read this story) Several Slab City residents have agreed to watch over the mountain and scare off vandals, but usually “outsider art” sites just fade away. Hopefully, with enough volunteers and donated paint…and the grace of God…Salvation Mountain will live for eternity. Amen.