Times are tough right now, between high gas prices, high inflation rates and the fear of a recession, but something happened at a church in Texas that makes us take a step back and realize we aren't in control of everything and that's okay.

Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department
Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department
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Firefighters were called about a structure that was on fire Friday afternoon on June 17. The  Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport Texas had caught on fire.

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Nejc Soklič on Unsplash
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The fire department stated that the roof on the sanctuary roof started to collapse while firefighters were inside. Several of them were seen and treated by Wise County EMS. No major injuries occurred.  The fire took the whole church down.

Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department
Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department
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Once the fire was out there was only one thing that was still standing, only one thing standing in the aftermath of the fire.

Only One Thing Was Still Standing

The Cross

Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department
Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department
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The Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department posted on their Facebook page;

A devastating loss to our community, but a sight to behold. The fire took the structure, but not the cross. A symbol that the building was just that, a building. The Church is the congregation, and where 2 or more gather, there he shall be also.

How Amazing is This?

Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department
Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire Department
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What a sight to see. And as they stated on their Facebook page, The building was just a building, the church is the congregation.

Wise County ESD No. 2 / Boonsville-Balsora Volunteer Fire
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If you would like to make a donation to help this church rebuild you can mail it directly to the church at 108 CR 3623 Bridgeport, Texas 76426

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