Last week, wildfires swept through eastern Tennessee, killing at least 14 people. The fires burned hundreds of buildings in Gatlinburg and thousands in the surrounding Sevier County. Unfortunately, the famous Dollywood Amusement Park and Smoky Mountain Cabins are in that vicinity and received damage from the fire.
Luckily, while the park itself escaped damage, several of the cabins were not so lucky. Now workers are busy trying to clean up the mess. In a world of darkness and charred remains, a Smoky Mountain Cabins’ worker discovered something that gave him hope again – a burnt page of the bible with a powerful message. The passage reads:
“O Lord, to thee will I cry: For the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.”
McCord, the worker who found the page soaking wet under a bench, quickly realized how timely the message was. After calling a co-worker over, he snapped a picture and shared it to his Facebook page. Now, the post is spreading just as fast as the fire that burnt its edges.
This simple excerpt is now bringing people together because of the way it appears to speak of the fires. McCord says the way his community has come together and shared this amazing find is touching. He encourages everyone to love each other and to continue to pray for those affected by the fires.