The First Baptist Church in Wakefield, MA, was destroyed by an inferno caused by a lightning strike. The only thing that survived was a painting of Jesus Christ, and it appears to be completely unscathed.
While it’s never advised to read miracles into events like these, it’s a striking reminder that amazing things happen all the time. Whether this was divine intervention, a sign, or a coincidence, we may never know. But how it affected those who rely on the church is a miracle regardless of why it happened.
Those who believe may see a miracle in this. Those who do not will call it coincidence. Either way, it’s an amazing story.