Joy Break: Peace in the Middle of the Storm

By Nancy Flory Published on April 16, 2020

When we turn on our televisions or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? They’re still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.

A local television station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was doing a live broadcast Wednesday about a destroyed church when they heard music coming from the top of the pile of rubble.

ABC News NC9 was on the air at what had been First Wesleyan Church on Shallowford Road. Suddenly, they heard music and looked up to see a woman sitting at a piano. The piano somehow survived Sunday’s tornado. 

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Tracy Coats told NC9 that she plays the piano at her nearby church on Sundays. When she drove by First Wesleyan Church she realized she had to stop. “I came driving by, and I saw the piano and I knew it had more music in it.” She expressed her sorrow for those who lost everything. 

She added that she relies on her faith to get through this hard time. “We’re not made to carry this kind of load. It’s too much. Too much for any of us, but when we give that to the Lord, He carries it for us and we can find peace in the middle of the storm.”



Nancy Flory is an associate editor at The Stream. You can follow her @NancyFlory3, and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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