Over a hundred homes and businesses burned to the ground, including the largest employer in the area.
In a matter of hours, homes, jobs, and histories disappeared into ash.
It was and is a tragedy, but the fire and ashes are not the final words in this story.
While the fire was still doing it’s damage, neighboring communities were already preparing to help.
Today, the town has now received more donations of clothing and supplies than it can use.
The fire is out and the ashes have grown cold…and new life is being planned and built on the scars.
It’s a Bible story burned into the woods.
There is hope.
There will be redemption.
All about us are people who are either going through the fire or who are poking through the ashes of what was, looking for what’s left.
Some of them set the fires that consumed them.
Some were caught in the circumstances common to a fallen world.
They are looking for hope.
They want to believe in redemption.
You may be called to help write the rest of a good Bible story.
Make your own application…