March 18, 2019
Have you heard about the fire in a Coal City, West Virginia church? The Beaver Volunteer Fire Department was called out to fight the structure fire at the Freedom Ministries Church in the nearby town of Daniel.
“On March 3 around 12:58 am our department was dispatched to assist Beaver VFD with a structure fire at the Freedom Ministries Church,” the Facebook post from the Coal City Fire Department reads. “Though odds were against us, God was not.”
“Picture this, a building so hot that at one point in time, firefighters had to back out. In your mind, everything should be burned, ashes. Not a single bible was burned and not a single cross was harmed!! Not a single firefighter was hurt! Prayers for the pastor and the congregation today.”
Freedom Ministries Church posted on Facebook, “We are overwhelmed with all the love, prayers, concerns, and offers of help!! God is working, we know.”
Are you going through a fiery trial? Did you know that just like the Bibles and crosses survived this church fire, you will survive your trial as well. Be encouraged and take to heart these words of Job, who knew something about trials:
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. (Job 23:10-14)