I suppose we should file this one under: Be Careful What You Ask For.
FOREST, Ohio—A guest evangelist was preaching at the First Baptist Church in a small Hardin County town Tuesday night, emphasizing penance and asking for a sign from God.
At that moment, the church’s steeple was hit by lightning, setting the church on fire and blowing out the sound system.
“It was awesome, just awesome,” said church member Ronnie Cheney, 40, of rural Forest.
“You could hear the storm building outside … He (the evangelist) just kept asking God what else he needed to say,” Cheney said. “He was asking for a sign and he got one.”
No one was injured, but the fire did a good $20 grand in damage to the church. Seems the Old Guy in the Sky is getting a wee bit testy these days.