After the tragedy that happened in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, hardworking volunteers from the community made the church into a beautiful memorial for the 26 people who died during the horrific incident. Inside the memorial is a Bible opened to Psalms chapters 149 and 150, as well as Proverbs chapter 1 to 3.
According to Fox News, at the front of the church, the verse Psalm 100 in the Bible was posted on the wall— the Scripture that was supposed to be read when the shooting started.
The following text is presented before the biblical text in question: “This passage was to be read the morning of November 5, 2017, and was never heard. It will now be heard by all.”
Psalm 100 reads:
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
A lot of speculations are yet to be uncovered of why the Bible is open to the Psalms and Proverbs pages, although some media recounted that these verses and chapters were scheduled to be read on November 5 when the shooting occurred.
A loudspeaker is also being played back inside the memorial reciting a scripture being read aloud by a church staff.
Footage from inside the First Baptist Church, which has been transformed into a memorial for those murdered last Sunday. pic.twitter.com/rS1aqIvrKy
— Melissa Jeltsen (@quasimado) November 12, 2017