The fire which burnt the 856-year-old building down to ashes, left the Altar Cross intact and people are claiming they saw Jesus' image in the blaze.
The devastating fire which engulfed Notre Dame and shook the whole world, for some reason, left the Golden Altar Cross behind, intact, and believers are claiming that it is a sign that God is indeed real. The blaze which had people terrified may have taken down the 856-year-old precious building but the Lord's cross is standing still among the ashes. Pictures of the inside of the church with the Golden Cross shining with a holy glow surrounded with blackened walls and piles of dirt have gone viral and people are calling it a miracle from above.
Even though the cathedral's roof crumbled and crashed on the floor, the holy trinity - the father, the son, and the holy spirit remained unaffected and the pictures of same have got people talking on social media. "After all the aftermath and destruction of the Notre Dame fire, the altar cross remained untouched. Please explain to me how you don't believe in God after seeing this," tweeted a person. "In the midst of fire and destruction at Notre Dame, the cross still stands. That's beautiful, that's poetic, that's God," added another.
One woman is, in fact, claiming that she saw a Jesus like figure in flames. Lesley Rowan took a picture of the flames the church was burning in and shared it on Facebook, asking her friends if they can spot Jesus in it and well, the photo has gone viral. "When I looked at this photo last night, I was really astounded by what I saw. When I look at it I see a silhouette of Jesus. I really see a vivid image. I shared it and asked for people's opinions - even my brother in Australia said it looks like Jesus," she told Daily Record.
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"I feel like it will bring comfort to people in Paris and all over the world at this sad time," the 38-year-old added and she is not alone. Thousands of people are backing up her claims and are saying that they, too, can see the image of Jesus Christ in the flames. Some are even adding further that the fire was Christ's way to tell us that he is NOT happy with what we've done to the Earth. The officials, however, are saying the fire was probably caused by the construction work going on in the church.
When Notre Dame was wrapped in flames, however, people didn't spot a Jesus like figure and instead were heard singing 'Ave Maria'. A very touching video has surfaced in which hundreds of onlookers and tourists can be seen standing near the cathedral with tears in their eyes and singing Ave Maria together as they watched the religious building burn down. Some can also be seen clutching to their rosaries and kneeling down to pray.
"That is both so beautiful, and sad at the same time. Lot of strength for all the Christians in Paris tonight, and elsewhere as well," commented a person on the video which has now gone viral with millions of views and shares. "Such Sadness , enveloping everyone who Values what this Incredible Place MEANS to this World. Just impossible to Imagine..." added another. No matter what your religious views are, there is no denying that what happened is just heartbreaking.
“Our Lady of Paris in flames. Emotion of a whole nation. Thoughts for all Catholics and for all French. Like all our countrymen, I’m sad tonight to see this part of us burn,” tweeted French President Emmanuel Macron who canceled his meetings for the day and went to visit the holy place instead. According to a local media report, "the fire was 'possibly linked' to the renovation of the building and began in the rafters, but there were no workers scheduled to be on the rooftop scaffolding at the hour the fire broke out." About 500 firefighters arrived the scene to fight the flames but by the time they could control it, two of Notre Dame's towers fell apart and the roof collapsed.