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Statue of Jesus Inspires Many After the Tennessee Fires

Posted by addisethiopia on December 3, 2016

I will be with you always, even until the end of time‘ (Matthew 28:20)

A Symbol of Hope and Faith during a Time of Disaster

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The wildfires that have destroyed ground and property in East Tennessee have been mostly extinguished as of late Thursday afternoon — and one shining beacon of hope, faith, and light continues to inspire residents and business owners as they begin to pick up the pieces.

In the remains of a home turned to rubble in Sevier County, Tennessee, a statue of Jesus was found still standing.

It was soiled but not broken. It stood upright and whole, but not burned.

Amid the destruction, it was there for all to see, to be comforted by — and to marvel at, even now.

“The statue of Jesus still standing in a home after the wildfires of Tennessee swept through it perhaps confirm the words of Jesus himself: ‘I will be with you always, even until the end of time’ (Matthew 28:20),” said Fr. Michael Sliney, a Catholic priest in New York and a LifeZette contributor. “Christ is always there with us, in good times and bad, in sickness and health, and He simply will never abandon His friends.”

As remarkable as the discovery of the status was — it was not the only faith-fueled relic found in the rubble left by the flames.

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