A South Carolina preacher delivered a live sermon while filming his house burning on Sunday, reminding his followers that “God is good.”
The “Apostle” Sammy Smith, 64, founder of Grace Cathedral Ministries in Piedmont, South Carolina, live-streamed his burning house on Facebook on November 7 saying he never lost his faith – only his. razor.
Although he saw the flames engulf his house, the cheerful preacher continued to say, “I’m going to church this morning.” I can’t shave, I thought I could shave. It seems I may not be able to shave much this morning.
“But I just wanted everyone to know that God is good. He is blessing us. Everything will be OK. I always say it will go a long way and sometimes we don’t understand and like I said recently, God may not put the blessing in your hands, but in your reach. ‘
Smith shared the video on his Facebook page showing the large dark plumes of smoke rising from the roof of his home as flames engulf the top floor.
His two neighbors used their lawn hoses to spray water on the upstairs windows where the fire started until the Simpsonville firefighters arrived with a much larger and more powerful hose.
Even after the firefighters arrived, his valiant neighbors still helped spray the house. Other neighbors also joined the preacher in his yard to offer support.
“My house is on fire,” the preacher is repeated several times in the video. “He’s upstairs right now. I hope he doesn’t go downstairs. My house is on fire. ‘
The 64-year-old preacher admitted in a subsequent live on Facebook that he had “never seen a house burn down.”
“The house is probably pretty much destroyed,” he said. “But God brought us out. And, you know, God’s will must always be done. Sometimes we don’t understand His will. ‘
Although the cause of the fire remains unclear, Sammy suspected it was due to a heating unit or electronics, he told WYFF.
His daughter and godson, whose bedrooms are upstairs, have lost all their belongings, but none were injured in the fire.
The apostle also thanked his community for their support.
‘They were collecting donations and putting them in my hand, and I felt their love. And when I felt their love I became a crybaby, ”Smith said.
“And it was something … not for the house, not for any of those things not for the clothes that were lost, not for things – their love moved me.”
A few days after the fire, a Bible study group at the church celebrated that no life was lost.
“Knowing that God had saved their lives, preserved their lives, was what was important to us as a church family – for us to still have them here,” said church member Thomas Bell.
“We may be in mourning now, but instead of crying we can rejoice because we know that God has saved and preserved.”
Source: – Daily Mail