Going shopping usually isn't a religious experience. However, something "divine" may have happened to a South Carolina couple after a recent trip to a Wal-Mart.
Jacob Simmons and Gentry Lee Sutherland make no secret about being religious folks.
"God is real, and He is watching."
So when the engaged couple saw a face mysteriously appear on their Wal-mart receipt, there was only one person it could be.
"The more you look at it, the more it looked like Jesus, and it was just
shocking, it was breathtaking."
They got their receipt after buying some pictures on June 12th. They say it didn't have a face at first, but three days later Jacob saw the receipt on the floor of Gentry Lee's apartment and says it had changed.
"I was leaving the kitchen and I just looked on the floor, and you just see the receipt was, it's like He was looking at me."
They both said they have no idea how the face got there. The stain that looks like soot or maybe ink, doesn't wear off at all when it's touched.
Simmons says he called the store to find out how it could have happened.
"They said the only way you could really get it black was to put heat on it. And if it was on the floor, and heat hit it, how could it come out to be a face?"
After the initial spookiness wore off, the couple have started to take comfort in the image. They said they first saw it after coming home from a church service.
"We had a message on knowing God, abiding in him. 'If you know God, would you realize it if you saw Him?'"
And they're hoping that this little slip of paper will show Jesus to everyone who sees it.
"We just feel like it's a blessing that God showed it to us and opened our eyes. And we just feel like we should share the blessing God gave to us to everybody else."
The couple swears they didn't tamper with the receipt.
They also say they would like to have someone test the paper to see what caused the image to appear.