A Tennesse area church is picking up the pieces after being a target of vandalism.
On Sunday, staff walked into Luna Lane Church of Christ in Hendersonville to find the church in complete disarray.
"Someone has seriously vandalized our Church building. Our upstairs auditorium, nursery, lobby and restrooms have sustained great damage, and our downstairs fellowship hall is a great big mess. The basement fellowship hall and classrooms were also flooded as a result of the damage," said the church in a post on Facebook. "It's so sad to see someone do this to our house of worship."
In an interview with WSMV4, Preacher Nick Raphael said they have no clue why someone would target their church, noting nothing was stolen, only destroyed.
“The human side of me was angry. Why would anybody do this to a small church? But as I thought about it, I realized when Jesus was hanging on that cross and being tortured to death, he said, ‘Father, forgive these people because they don’t know what they’re doing,'” said Raphael to WSMV4. " “We are going to try our best to show forgiveness, even when something like this has happened."
Even though a large portion of the church sustained significant damage, Preacher Raphael pointed out that whoever damaged the building did not touch the Bibles.
"It touched everything else. But they didn’t touch the Bibles. I don’t know what that means. You have to figure it out for yourself. But it’s an interesting fact.”
Luna Lane Church of Christ hopes to reopen by Sunday.