A photographer was given pages of a Bible recovered at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and found it had a particular message to convey.
In a YouTube video, photographer Joel Meyerowitz explains that he spent nine months at Ground Zero taking photos in the aftermath of 9/11. He shares how a firefighter working there gave him pages from a Bible welded to a piece of steel.
Meyerowitz marveled that the Bible was preserved intact, and even more, that it was turned to a particular passage from Matthew 5 (KJV) which says:
“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also” (vs. 38-39).
"Of all the pages in the Bible that it would be open to, that was remarkable," stated Meyerowitz.
To watch the video, see below.
Photo courtesy: Thinkstockphotos.com
Publication date: September 13, 2016
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.