The news is out: [A massive fire broke out Saturday morning in a vacant building in New York City and spread to a 19th-century church, leaving both structures uninhabitable.
The Middle Collegiate Church, which was organized in 1628, was destroyed in the fire.
“We are devastated and crushed that our beloved physical sanctuary at Middle Collegiate Church has burned,” Rev. Jacqui Lewis said in a statement. “And yet no fire can stop Revolutionary Love. We thank God that there has been no loss of life. We know that God does not cause these kinds of tragedies but is present with us and to us as we grieve, present in the hugs and prayers of loved ones.”]
Rev Jacqui is right in saying that “God does not cause these kinds of tragedies” but God sure doesn’t lift a finger to stop them.