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Faith is a funny and fickle thing at times, making all of the little signs and omens we find all the more necessary in our journey.
In Texas this week, one congregation was met with a bit of fiery adversity that could have diminished their faith in a major way, after their house of worship of consumed in flames.
But, in the ashes lay a pillar of hope, standing strong still.
A fire tore through a Texas church on Friday, leveling the building and destroying nearly everything inside – except for a cross that was still standing among the charred debris.
The fire broke out at the Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport and quickly consumed the structure, according to Wise County Emergency Services Department No. 2.
As the flames were put out and the smoke cleared, firefighters spotted the sign of hope still standing.
“A devastating loss to our community, but a sight to behold,” the department said. “The fire took the structure, but not the cross. A symbol that the building was just that, a building. The Church is the congregation, and where 2 or more gather, there He shall be also.”
The eerie yet enlightening image was soon making the rounds on social media:
Wow. A cross was the only thing left standing in the rubble after a church in Texas burned to the ground Friday. : Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department https://t.co/CKhvghOdus pic.twitter.com/P231DAFZGT
— WBRC FOX6 News (@WBRCnews) June 20, 2022
Fire crews had quite a battle on their hands, and several first responders were treated for injury after the roof collapsed while they were fighting the blaze inside of the church.
Luckily, those who were affected are expected to make a full recovery, an were not in need of hospitalization.
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