Community Feels Chills From a Bible Passage that Survived the Smokey Mountain Fires

On November 28, 2016, a wildfire caught Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee, the popular vacation destination, by surprise as it spread through the area so suddenly. Evacuations of thousands of visitors and residents followed. The destruction of countless homes and businesses came with the uncertainty. What would be left in the morning? Thankfully, after a long drought, rain began to fall that same night and slowed the flames.

The following morning, while cleaning at the Dollywood Theme Park, Isaac McCord found a single page from the Bible that stopped him in his tracks.

Joel 1:19 To you, O Lord, I call out for help, for fire has burned up the grassy pastures, flames have razed all the trees in the fields.

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