As I watched the news of the wildfires raging through Gatlinburg, Tennessee, it was more than “news” to me.

As a resident of Western North Carolina, I ride my Ducati Multistrada through that area on a regular basis. I have friends who own cabins in and around Gatlinburg.

One friend lost two cabins and is waiting on word about the possible loss of a third. Yet despite the devastation, God’s presence can still be felt – if you look for it:

I just found this while helping our House and Grounds team clean different areas of Dollywood Theme Park. It was under a…

Posted by Isaac McCord on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Isaac McCord, a local, was helping with the clean up around Dollywood Park when he came across a Bible page that was badly burned. As he looked at the words on the page, his eyes came to Joel 1:19:

To you, LORD, I call, for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

In McCord’s own words: “Talk about goosebumps…”