- A beautiful story of hope and forgiveness was shared online
- A burnt Bible was found at the scene of a terrorist attack
- It was opened to a verse about forgiveness
A heartwarming story was shared online that brings a message that there is always light in the darkness. A day after September 11, 2001 - one of the biggest terrorist attacks in the world - a firefighter was rummaging through the rubble of what remained.
Almost 3 000 people were dead and many others were injured. There seemed to be no glimmer of hope in a tragedy of this magnitude. However, among the rubble of the towers, a firefighter found something very surprising. Fused to a heart-shaped piece of metal was part of a Bible open to a very specific page.
The firefighter passed on the strange find to photographer Joel Meyerowitz, who photographed it and shared the story. The verse that the bible displayed was Matthew 5:38-39, and there under the title Retaliation is said:
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
Christians believe that this message was from Jesus and speaks of forgiveness.
After such a terrible event, many believe that God was spreading the message to forgive. The humbling story has brought hope to many in a time when they needed a saviour.
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