An Alabama grandmother who emerged from the rubble of her home praising God after it was flattened by a powerful tornado earlier this month, wasn’t the only thing that survived. The brick walls around 72-year-old Earnestine Reese’s prayer closet survived too.
The story of Reese’s prayer closet was first highlighted in a Facebook post by Jason Smith just over a week ago.
“Listen to me please. I just left a family who survived the tornado in this house and the only [thing] left standing is this closet. It’s the grandmother’s prayer closet, and the whole family survived. Are you kiddin me!!! My God is awesome!!! Shout somebody!” Smith wrote about Reese’s prayer space.
On March 3, numerous tornado touchdowns were reported in Eastern Alabama and Western Georgia. In Beauregard, Alabama, where Reese’s house once stood, the deadliest tornado to hit the U.S. since May 2013 killed at least 23 people.
In the immediate aftermath of the storm, Delrico Eiland shared a video on Facebook of Reese at the property where her house was destroyed along with a trailer belonging to one of her daughters.
In the video, according to CNN, Reese, who suffered a broken hip and is now recovering, told her grandson, Kingston Frazier, via FaceTime, that she thanks God for sparing her life even though she lost her house.
“I thank the Lord. You tell God, ‘Thank you, God.’ You hear me? You hear me? Tell God thank you. Tell God thank you,” Reese tells her grandson.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair