Luckily—or perhaps it was divine intervention—nobody was home as the flames devoured the Rojas family’s property.
As Hurricane Harvey battered southeast Texas over the weekend, an electrical fire broke out and spread throughout the Rojas family’s sprawling property in Robstown, a small town outside of Corpus Christi. Luckily—or perhaps it was divine intervention—nobody was home. They had heeded the warnings, boarded up their three adjacent homes and taken shelter elsewhere as the storm made landfall.
When they returned, Natali Rojas and her family were shocked to find that there was nothing left of their houses, save for a statue of the Virgin Mary standing peacefully among the wreckage, like it belonged there.
“Some may blame God and some may blame the hurricane but the only thing standing were holy things,” Natali told KRIS. “As you can see this statue is the only thing that survived. I dug in there for things and all I found is a Virgin Mary.”
Natali’s father, Jesus, told the station he’s grateful no one died in the fire. "I believe that throughout my life I've suffered a lot, we were migrants,” he said. “We worked all of our lives in fields and trying to show our families how to stay strong, how to believe in God and keep everybody together as a family.”
He also thanked the Robstown Fire Department for fighting the blaze during the height of the story.
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"Appreciate what you have, listen to the warnings, hug your children and thank God for today and yesterday, and pray for a better tomorrow," Natali added.
You can donate to the Rojas family via their GoFundMe account.