Tornado victim's family Bible found open to special verse

Tornado Victim's Family Bible Found Open To Special Verse
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.

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."