Tornado victim's family Bible found open to special verse

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Tornado Victim's Family Bible Found Open To Special Verse

A Texas family that tragically lost loved ones in a tornado found something in the wreckage that gave them a little more faith.

David and Brenda Tapley were killed in the tornado that hit Van, Texas on Sunday and when family members searched through the wreckage on Tuesday, they found the family bible lying in the rubble.

It was open to a verse that talked about enduring faith in the wake of struggles.

"My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy," the passage from chapter 1 of the book of James begins. "Because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing."

"Thank you Jesus for your message!" David's sister wrote on Facebook.

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Tornado victim's family Bible found open to special verse
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Residents walk along storm damage along Pennsylvania Street after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Residents and volunteers walk over downed power lines along storm damaged Pennsylvania Street after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: A storm damaged home on Pennsylvania Street is seen after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

David and Brenda Tapley were killed in the tornado that hit Van, Texas on Sunday and when family members searched through the wreckage on Tuesday, they found the family bible lying in the rubble open to a very special page.

VAN, TX - MAY 11: An uprooted tree lies on a playground near J.E. Rhodes Elementary School after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: David Hopkins (L) clears debris as his brother Michael Hopkins (2nd L) surveys damage from the roof of his home after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
Van is looking rough this morning. Still waiting to hear details but I've heard there were casualties. Please continue to pray. This is a trampoline.
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Residents clear downed trees from storm damage along Pennsylvania Street after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Residents survey storm damage near Pennsylvania Street after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Residents walk past a damaged house on storm ravaged Pennsylvania Street after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: A house sits severely damaged with downed on Pennsylvania Street after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: David Hopkins clears debris from the storm damaged roof of his brother's home after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Brenda Cole (L) and Andrew Cole survey the damage of the their home and garage after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Barbara Brown of Van, Texas rests against a wall outside a Red Cross Shelter with a dog named Cujo, at the First Baptist Church after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Volunteers and officials search through the destruction near Van Intermediate School after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
VAN, TX - MAY 11: Volunteers and officials search through the destruction near Van Intermediate School after a tornado May 11, 2015 in Van, Texas. The small city of Van, Texas was struck by a tornado in the evening of May 10, leaving at least two dead and more missing. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
A street sign at the intersection of Hwy 377 and Mosscreek Drive lies on the ground after a possible tornado touched down in the Bent Creek Estates neighborhood in Denton, Texas, on Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
Mark Johnston helps his friend Jason Farris put his fence back up after a possible tornado touched down in their neighborhood in Denton, Texas, on Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
Jason Olsen clears a downed tree blocking his driveway after a possible tornado touched down in his neighborhood in Denton, Texas, on Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
News crews are out covering the devastation. #tornado #van
Cars destroyed by #VanTornado in Texas. 10 people unaccounted for #FoxNews http://t.co/16CW8mPATX
First tornado caught in Eads, Colorado. Perfect set up! Caught 4 different tornadoes from this storm! #tornado #severeweather #colorado
Third larger tornado caught in Eads, Colorado. Perfect set up! Caught 4 different tornadoes from this storm! #tornado #severeweather #colorado
#tornado #texas #ciscotexas #i20 #crazy
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The find is reminiscent of a similar discovery made after a 2013 tore through Moore, Oklahoma back in 2013. In that case, a Bible belonging to a woman who died in the storm was discovered miraculously untouched. It turned out to be the only personal possession her grieving children had to remember her.

The town's pastor told KFOR, "This tornado that should have taken it and ripped it into a million pieces, instead, here it is perfectly preserved. What I saw, the Bible was in mint, perfect condition. God saved this, preserved this for you guys. This is a piece of your mom. She's here with you."

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