Churches bring peace, refuge and healing to many, so having one next door must have brought a feeling of comfort and safety to the neighbours – they must have felt much closer to God. It is therefore Ironic, that this catastrophe occurred in this most unexpected way, for a church to fall on your home and kill you. What an awful, unexpected way to die, the niece called out to her aunt to stop moaning, because she knew her end was near and wanted to die in peace.
Such a tragedy might cause some to have bitter and disparaging thoughts, yet for others, it might strengthen their faith.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”