“Talk About Goosebumps”: Single Bible Page Survives Wildfires & Its Message Is Gripping

After horrific wildfires tore through Gatlinburg this week, one Dollywood employee made a remarkable discovery.

As 24-year-old Isaac McCord was helping to clean the Dolly Parton-owned theme park that was also destroyed by the fires, he found a single Bible page underneath a bench that was soaking wet.


He shared the image on Facebook along with a caption that read:

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

Joel 1:15
The day of the LORD is near, the day when destruction comes from the Almighty. How terrible that day will be!

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.

Joel 1:20
Even the beasts of the field pant for you because the water brooks are dried up, and fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

And at the bottom barely visible is:

Joel 2:1
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;


Since posting the photo two days ago, it has already amassed nearly 160,000 shares.

According to a report by Fox News, McCord picked up the page out of sheer curiosity without knowing what it was at first. But the profound, timely message written on it was too powerful to ignore.

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Though skeptics questioned the validity of the claim, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports that other employees were with McCord when he found the page, and they corroborated the story.

McCord is still in shock and awe over the amazing discovery clearly orchestrated by the hand of God:

“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.” 

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