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Beauty from Ashes… 10 years later

This morning on K-Love I heard a story that captivated me, so much so that it made me late for church because I had to stop and really listen. One of the pastors from Brooklyn Tabernacle recounted this amazing story to Scott and Kelli. I found the story retold on and wanted to share it here. It is truly an amazing story of how Jesus can bring beauty from literal ashes.

Genelle Guzman-McMillan insists that it is not fear that keeps her from returning to Manhattan’s ground zero. The Port Authority employee, now also an author, says that it is the ordeal of reliving how two hijacked planes 10 years ago sent the World Trade Center crumbling, burying her co-workers and herself beneath piles of rubble. As Guzman-McMillan lay buried alive for nearly 30 hours, the screams she heard in the darkness around her soon faded away. She was alone, she thought, and could think of only one thing to do – cry out to God. (more…)

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