Skip to comments.Painting of Jesus survives 7-alarm fire that burned Massachusetts church to the ground
Posted on 10/29/2018 7:39:59 PM PDT by b4me
A seven-alarm fire that tore through a 150-year-old church in Massachusetts miraculously spared a painting of Jesus Christ, WFXT reports.
The piece of artwork, which hung near the front doors of First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Mass., somehow survived the massive blaze which was likely caused by a lightning strike completely unscathed.
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Church was right down the street from my office in Wakefield. I think God’s aim was off a bit as there is a Universal Unitarian tree hugger church right across the street.
He was just giving them a preview of what is to come
In 1921, an anti-clerical activist hid a bomb containing 29 sticks of dynamite in a pot of roses and placed it less than two feet from the (at that time) 400-year-old image inside the Basilica. When the bomb exploded, most everything was destroyed from the marble altar rail & floor just feet away from the blast, to windows shattered 150 meters away ...yet the image and the glass surrounding it remained untouched. The only damage that occurred in close proximity to the image was a hefty brass crucifix, which was twisted and bent back by the blast.
My fat fickle fingers...
I’m more surprised to see that aol is still around.
Nice that their painting survived, but does this mean that Jesus will get a wardrobe replacement? It’s time, really. And no I’m not joking, in case anyone is wondering.
He is depicted in a flowing robe, but it’s 2018, and it’s Fall. Shouldn’t he be wearing work pants and a flannel shirt? Carharrt has a good selection of functional clothing. Nothing wrong with a beard, but that hairstyle is a relic of the 70s.
These are practical concerns and questions. No sarcasm whatsoever.
It’s too bad to lose the church but I think the message that came through will never be missed.
Come time of tribulation He can save you, too.
The Baptist Church will rebuild and be stronger than ever! God’s reasoning doesn’t always match the reasoning of mankind.
God does exist!
Years ago I was working at a Automotive Repair & Wrecker Service and the Wrecker came in with a Chevy Silverado that had an engine fire that had burned everything forward of the bed. Sitting on top of the melted center console was a Bible. I picked it out and inspected it. Burned all over the outside including the edges of the pages and I opened it up and began looking through it. NOT ONE PRINTED WORD WAS TOUCHED, SCORCHED OR WATER DAMAGED from the fire or putting out the fire and it rode a 60+MPH without the windshield and the rest of the windows were missing and NOT EVEN ANY WIND DAMAGE, no torn or folded over pages.
It disappeared during one of My moves but it was incredible to see that The Word was intact.
Over here and up one.
Thanks for sharing!
yes, some of us understand the graven image issue mentioned in the bible and I personally don’t need such things. The point I was for the unknowledgable bigger audience out there to maybe have their minds sparked up to the fact the building was destroyed but “jesus” was untouched by the fire/devastation.
like years ago in some earth quake and some other statue (mary maybe?) was untouched but all around it collapsed.
It’s not the image that’s important but the message - God is in control and everythign that hapens is in some way pointing people to HIM.
MASS needs every miracle we can get.
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