Bible Recovered From Ashes

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A family that buried a Bible under the foundation of their home in Black Forest recently returned to see if the book was still where they left it. The home didn't survive the Black Forest fire earlier this year, but they hoped the Bible had.

The Mustians say they recited a few Bible verses before burying the book underneath the foundation of their home in 2004, and moved in the following year.

“Ephesians 2:20: Built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets ... Jesus Christ himself as the chief cornerstone," Gary Mustian.

They lived in their Black Forest home for about five years before moving out and renting it to another family.

The home was destroyed in the fire over the summer.

The renters lost everything. The Mustians lost the house, even the foundation. They say they prayed that what was underneath it would still be intact, and it was, mostly.

That Bible that had been under the home for almost ten years and sustained the weight of the home survived the flames of the most destructive fire in Colorado's history.

Recently, Janet Mustian said she went back to the home having faith that old Bible would still be there.

At first she didn't see it. But crews looked and found the Bible still in the zip lock bag they buried it in. Although it wasn't in perfect shape, she said it was enough.

"It didn't hold up very well in the Ziplock bag. You can still see some of the scriptures," said Janet Mustian.

The Mustians tell 11 News they wanted their home to stand on the very foundation they stand on in life, the words of Jesus Christ.

The Mustians will be rebuilding their home on that same property and will once again bury a Bible under the foundation.

Gary and Janet Mustian are planning to move into their new home in 2014. They tell us the folks who rented from them are staying in Black Forest as well.