Fire destroys house, stops at scriptures written on studs – Except for several wall studs where Bible scriptures are written, a fire completely destroyed one home off Lobell Road in Livingston Parish in Louisiana Sunday night.
This fire started around 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2020. It was reported to have burned until midnight. Reports also state that seven people were at the home at the time of the fire. Each and every one of them made it out safe and unharmed.
“We just shut the door and ran, we think of everything we lost and can’t really replace it. But we’ll get there eventually.”Rebecka Lovett, 16-year-ld resident
It was a total loss, including at least one pet, a pet bird that died in the fire. They also spent Monday searching for other pets that include cats and dogs.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but the family believes it could have been from the garage, as they heard popping noises from there. An investigation is in progress.
Soon after the family escaped the home, at least one propane tank, several guns, and a motorcycle exploded in the garage.
The Lovetts asked friends and other family members to write Bible verses on the wall studs to “bless” their home before its completion in 2017. Between 60 and 80 verses are scribbled on the bare wood, including some written by family members who have since passed.
This practice is something that is very common, even the women’s shelter in Jefferson City, TN has this done when they built that shelter. Check that out.
“My grandparents were praying people, the fire spread up through the attic and those studs that are standing there with the scriptures may very well have saved their lives by giving them enough time for all seven people to get out of the house unharmed.”Kacey Chaisson, Rebecka Lovett (who was not home at the time)
Livingston Parish Fire Protection District #2 posted a series of photos to Facebook.
“What caught our eyes was that the homeowners had written scriptures on wall studs through the house. The fire stopped at the scriptures!!” the post read.
“Nothing else matters if we don’t have our family,” Chaisson said. “The fact that they’re all standing here safe and sound is just a miracle. That’s all there is to it.”
The Lovett family is staying in a local hotel until they can find a more permanent living situation.
One of the Bible verses, as shown in this image, is from Psalms 106. Which starts out as Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Continue reading the rest of the verses.
Some other verses include …
- Matthew 6:34
- Romans 12:12
- James 4:4
- Romans 15:7
- And More!
Chaisson has created a donation page for the Lovett family. You can donate by clicking here.