After a huge fire destroyed his home near Colorado Springs, Ted Robertson went to inspect the damage with the hope of finding one very special small item. Robertson didn’t expect to find much when he saw that the fire had stripped the pine trees of their needles and colored them black and only the brick fireplace remained standing. Still he went to the corner of the garage where the family used to store Christmas decorations. He hoped to find a small Jesus figure his wife had made for their nativity scene. Every year, his wife would hide the statue and the Christmas celebration could not begin until it was found. Though the small figure was no bigger than a postage stamp, Robertson began to search the pile of ashes. After a few minutes, he was elated to find the small figure intact. Robertson described the figure’s survival as a miracle, and said the small statue is a symbol of hope to the family now. He said, “We thought we would never see a thing that we owned again and we are finding things that are important to us. (We’ve) gone from apprehension to hope now that we are going to recover some parts of our lives that we thought were lost.” — Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Fire victim makes remarkable discovery in pile of ash, by Emily Allen, http://www.krdo.com/news/fire-victim-makes-remarkable-discovery-in-pile-of-ash/-/417220/20634060/-/15smbtz/-/index.html?hpt=us_bn9, Accessed June 19, 2013.
Psalm 43:5 (CEV) Why am I discouraged? Why am I restless? I trust you! And I will praise you again because you help me, and you are my God.