Woman says image of Jesus appeared on her bathroom towel
(10/19/07 - KTRK/HOUSTON) (KTRK) -- A Houston woman says the face of Jesus is a message sent straight from God and left on a bathroom towel. And she's not wasting anytime sharing her newfound discovery with others.
You may have heard of the shroud of Turin, purported to be the linen cloth in which Jesus was buried after he was crucified. It bears the image of a man's body, who many say is that of Jesus. There's a cloth in Houston that has no such historical significance, but relies on just as much faith. Lucille Lopez is a woman of faith.
She said, "This room has been where I come every morning, every evening."
In her prayer room she surrounds herself with crosses, angels, candles and saints -- gifts from friends and family. But her newest addition, she believes is a gift directly from God.
"I say it's a miracle, a big miracle," Lucille said. "He's showing that he sees us. That he's looking at us."
On a simple white towel she sees the face of Jesus.
She said, "He's telling us that he's crying. Maybe he's hurting or that he's crying the way he did before he left us."
She says she used the towel to clean an air conditioner.
"I guess it just got stained," she said.
So Lucille washed it. And bleached it. Twice. And then her granddaughter used the towel.
"It kind of scared me, because I was going to dry my hair," Desiree Ramos recalled. "But then I just threw it. And then I went to go tell my grandma."
Lucille Lopez sees a miracle here. She says she believes in them -- her son's health, her life, miracles.
Lucille said, "I see a face of Jesus. And I see tears and I see sadness."
You might not see the face in the towel. If you do, you might not believe it resembles Jesus. Lucille Lopez doesn't care. She does. And she's thankful for the gift she got from God.
She said, "It is emotional to feel that he is showing us. Maybe he wants to show the world that he is mad or that he is hurting also."
Lucille Lopez says she will keep the towel in her prayer room. That way she says her neighbors and friends can come by to see it and pray whenever they are moved.
(Copyright © 2007, KTRK-TV)
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