The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a trying time for people across the nation, and Alabamians were further put to the test on Easter Sunday when severe weather ripped through several southern states.
However, after the storms passed, one incredible photo of the aftermath is now lifting up people all over the world — giving them hope and strengthening their faith.
As posted on Facebook by Renae Mobley Clark of Sumiton, Lawler Baptist Church in Dora had put up three large crosses for Holy Week.
After a tornado tore through the rural area near the Jefferson County and Walker County line, only one cross remained standing: the middle one.
Victor Massey, lead pastor at the nearby Sumiton Church of God, wrote Sunday on Facebook, “In the midst of this Coronavirus crisis a tornado came through our community tonight causing pretty extensive damage. Lawler Baptist, a church down the street from ours, had three crosses on display for Easter. Notice the crosses on each side were taken down by the storm but the cross in the middle still stands. When we put our faith and trust in the One who went to the cross and resurrected from the grave we can make it through any storm. His name is JESUS! HE LIVES!”
ABC 33/40 reported that the church itself sustained roof damage.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn