When Dollywood worker, Isaac McCord was cleaning up debris from the wildfire that swept through Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, he didn't expect to see what he saw.
As he was leaning down to pick up the waste, he noticed a single, burned Bible page under a bench. When he read it, he couldn't believe his eyes.
The page was a verse from Joel 1:19 mentioning fire:
"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. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness."
In disbelief, the 24-year-old human resources employee showed the page to the others with him.
"When we had both fully read it, we looked at each other - and I will never forget this moment - we both burst into tears. I was ghost white, and we just prayed. There was nothing else to do. Still to this moment, almost four hours after the fact, I don't have words for it," he said.
Isaac McCordPhoto from Isaac McCord
He posted the image to Facebook which has been shared more than 140,000 times. Although some challenged the authenticity of his story, suggesting that it was a hoax, his story has been corroborated by several staff members who saw McCord with the burned page.
When asked if it was a fake, McCord responded:
"I wanted to share this message because it brought me to tears. I wanted to share this message because I think that faith and hope is very powerful in a situation like this." He told the Knoxville News Sentinel, "there are hundreds of people that are displaced and that have lost their homes. Most of these people will cling to faith. By no means was I trying to get social recognition. ... I would say to anyone who wants to call it fake, call me. Please call me. It is something that I'll remember for the rest of my life."
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