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A new chapter for First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs

Express-News Editorial BoardMay 28, 2019

On a recent Sunday, congregants at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs began a new chapter.

They opened a new church on the lot right next to their old place of worship where 26 people, including an unborn child, were killed in a mass shooting on Nov. 5, 2017.

In this new church we see important symbolism.

We see perseverance in the face of insurmountable grief.

We see a strengthened and supportive community that has showered one another with light in the darkest of times.

We see the galvanizing power of faith and an abundant trust in God.

We see a new church that honors the steady march of time and memorializes the past.

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