The image above is another in my rural church series. It’s the Methodist church in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This was taken from high up Rich Mountain Road earlier this year.
Given all that Gatlinburg, and Sevier county, Tennessee dealt with last week with the wildfires, church is where you would find me praying that the area and its residents find strength to rebound from an unthinkable tragedy. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in the Smoky Mountains, particularly in and around Gatlinburg. While I can’t possibly know how the residents of that area feel, I am very familiar with the impact the fire had and I feel the same sadness many others felt why we watched from afar.
Gatlinburg, my prayers are with you as you begin to dig into and assess the damage from the fire.