Standing amid the rubble of a sanctuary destroyed by a powerful storm earlier this week is a brown grand piano.
“The wall in the entry had fallen and it covered everything,” he explained to the local news outlet. “One of the men said, ‘We need to see what’s under this,’ and there stood this piano.”
“He sat down and started playing it and everybody in there started singing,” Sloan added. “No echo, because the roof’s gone, but the spirit of unity.”
Those gathered around the piano began to sing “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” and “Still I Will Trust You,” the lyrics of which are:
Still I will trust You
Still I will follow
Still I will listen
To Your every calling
While the storm, rages on
And I can’t find my way
Still I will trust You Lord
Until the congregation can find a new spot to holds its services once this coronavirus pandemic ends, Sloan said he will restore the newly discovered piano in the dining room of his house.
Cornerstone has set up a donation page for those willing and able to pitch in to help the congregation rebuild after losing their sanctuary to the strong storm this week.
“Thank y’all for all your help today,” the pastor told volunteers who helped clean up the debris. “It’s gonna be alright. The Lord got us through one season to get us through the next season.”