Calling it a miracle, Bible verses finally delivered for Route 4 drivers.
By CORY FRANCER
Union Leader Correspondent
CHICHESTER — Fab Cusson is a man who believes in miracles, and he believes it was as series of miracles and a vision from God that finally allowed him to erect an electronic sign on Route 4 in Chichester displaying a different Bible verse every day.
Cusson, who describes himself as a former OxyContin addict who beat his addiction through religion, is the founder of Signs for Jesus, a non-profit organization that aims to have similar signs installed nationwide.
When the Chichester Planning Board first denied Cusson’s request to install the sign on land he purchased at the intersection of Route 4 and Main Street, he found himself questioning if in fact he really was instructed by God to build the sign. But throughout the entire process, his belief helped guide him through any speed bumps along the way, he said.
“At one point I heard I couldn’t even have a sign at all,” he said. “I had to reflect on where I had come from, and it made me question if I really heard from him. In the end I knew I did, and he made it possible.”
Cusson also received help from the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal alliance in defense of religious freedom, and attorney Michael Tierney. The Chichester ban of electronic signs was then ruled invalid because it was not properly informed to the public. Because of this, there was a five-year window where this ban was null. Cusson said the timing of this was yet another miracle because it was one month away from the five-year timeline.
But now that Cusson’s vision has come to fruition, his desire is take Signs for Jesus national. He got his opportunity for a second sign after being contacted by a man from Warren, Ark., who had nearly an identical vision to build a similar sign along the road. After hearing about Cusson’s story, the two got together and were able to make it a reality.
“He called me up and said he had a dream,” Cusson said. “It was exactly the dream I had through the Lord.”
Through building these signs nationally, the idea is to have the same Bible verse displayed coast to coast on the same day. By doing this, Cusson hopes to unite the country and allow communication to occur through God’s words.
“It will unite all of America it will be an incredible way to communicate,” he said. “The Bible says faith comes through hearing and hearing comes through God.”
Signs for Jesus will host a public dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Oct. 30. As of now, the sign has been operating for about a week along with a control house with a banner advertising Cusson’s website signs4jesus.com. He hopes to have a non-electronic display of his web address on top of the Bible verse sign in the future.
Though it is unsure of where exactly the next sign will be, it will most likely be in New Hampshire, he said. For now though, Cusson is glad to finally see his vision become a reality.
Fab Cusson is a man who believes in miracles, and he believes it was as series of miracles and a vision from God that finally allowed him to erect an electronic sign on Route 4 in Chichester displaying a different Bible verse every day.