Sunday, April 19, 2020

It is well with my soul

Tracy Lynn Coats is a band teacher at East Hamilton High School in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Recently she was driving through a tornado-ravaged part of Chattanooga when she saw Faith Community Wesleyan Church. It was almost totally destroyed, but a grand piano still stood on a platform. The piano had been out in the elements for days, but Coats felt drawn to play it. She was surprised to find it was almost in perfect tune.

As she played the hymn "It is well with my soul," two long-time members of the church drove up to go through the rubble and look for anything salvageable. They asked her play more hymns, and they all sang in the wreckage. When asked how she climbed up to the platform to reach the piano, Coats said, "very carefully."

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