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Not a day goes by that it doesn’t seem like more bad news comes from the ashes of the recent Tennessee wildfires. While numbers continue to rise, officials currently say that 13 people have died and 85 people have been injured as a result of the wildfires.

Yet, just when the faithful begin to feel helpless, they seemed to get a true message from above.

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As reported in a CNN news story, a Tennessee television crew was recently on the ground in Gatlinburg, devastated by the sight of home after home burned to the ground. But just then, they came across a stunning symbol of hope in the form of a statue of Jesus.

Among ruins, the statue was still standing.

The story has touched the country, including country music superstar Brad Paisley, who recently tweeted the news story to his followers with the simple words “finding some hope within the ashes.”

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The Jesus statue was one of the many symbols of hope left among the rubble, including the bible verse found at the sight of the mostly spared Dollywood, whose very own Dolly Parton has pledged to financially help the families affected until they can begin to get back on their feet.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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