Bible Found Open in Va. Tornado Aftermath

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Many of the tornado victims in Virginia say it is a miracle no one died in this week's storms.

Beth and John Catania now have proof of God's protection.

When a tornado shattered their home on Monday, Beth was hurled from a closet she was hiding in, but she thanked God she was still alive.

When the couple returned to gather up their belongings on Wednesday, they managed to save a few things. But what she found lying on the kitchen floor was the greatest treasure of all.

It was her grandmother's Bible, lying open on the foundation where their house once stood.

It was opened to Psalm 75, and when Beth read the verse aloud, she knew it was a promise from God.

"We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds," it says. 

"You say, 'I choose the appointed time, it is I who judge uprightly. When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.'"

She says she felt its promise of God's protection explained her survival.

Now, Beth says she and her husband will "just wait and see what God has for us." She says God "has a new house for us somewhere. That's not a concern at all."

And as for her grandmother's Bible, "I'm going to read that in church from now on," she said.

"I'm alive, and circumstances say I shouldn't be," she said. "God is good, all the time, in every single circumstance."

Source: CBN News, The Associated Press

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