This week has been one of tragedy for the State of Tennessee, especially in Sevier County where I've lived my entire life. God knew just what our county needed when He ordained months ago that this movie would be shown nationwide last night. It especially touched the hearts of those who live in this area.
Just in case you all don't fully understand the heart that Ms. Dolly Parton has for her hometown,
just look at what she's doing.....
In this time of political unrest and riots by those angry because the election didn't go their way.....
looting, shouting, beating one another up verbally and physically.....
I'm so proud to say that our county has rallied together and truly shown what it means to be a part of the "circle of love".
The main thing is having CHRIST at the center!
Please continue to pray for the families in the middle of this devastation. There are still family members missing and the people aren't allowed to go back into the city of Gatlinburg as of yet. My heart is broken for those who have no idea where their loved ones are. I cannot even imagine being in their shoes.
And, just one more thing.
Somebody asked why God would allow something like this to happen. I heard it explained best in a comment by somebody I don't even know. God gives us free will and there was a person who chose to start a fire, whether intentionally or carelessly. Our actions have consequences be they good or bad.
I prefer to focus on all the lives that God spared and all the camaraderie and support and outpouring of love that has united this area.