If you don't believe in prayer, there's no time like the present!
I would be willing to bet that many of us are still alive because of our grandmothers' prayers. This rings particularly true for a family in Lee County, Alabama after a furious E-4 tornado ripped through the town and completely demolished their home on March 3rd. However, the family survived in the one room left standing: grandmother's prayer room.
According to Lee County officials, this was the is the "deadliest day of tornadoes in the U.S. in nearly six years."
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplain, Jason Smith, went around the area to assist in whatever ways possible and explained in a Facebook post just how shocked he was to find the room standing and the family unharmed.
He wrote, "Listen to me please. I just left a family who survived the tornado in this house and the only left standing is this closet. It's the grandmother's prayer closet, and the whole family survived."
In the photos (below) that he shared in the post, you can see the foundation, with nothing still attached but the small room.
News station WTSP reports:
A total of 23 people were killed, including four children.
Weather officials believe winds from the tornado were around 170 mph (219 kph) or higher. The powerful storm system slashed its way across the Deep South, spawning numerous tornado warnings in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
Chris Darden with the NWS called the storm a "monster tornado."
Some skeptics may still call this a coincidence, but if you ask me, this was nothing short of a miracle and just goes to show that there is power in prayer.