Unfortunately, the Chimney Tops resemble their namesake. The devastating fires that engulfed that area have left a very noticeable scar. However, the surrounding forests now abound with life and color. I would not have believed this sight today after witnessing the effects following this tragic event just a couple of years ago.
When you think about it, there are instances in our lives where we've come through the fire (metaphorically) and we still have the scars to prove it, but God is restoring and renewing you in ways you could not have imaged. Whether the pain is physical, emotional, psychological, or spiritual, of one thing I am completely certain, God will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. He is with you and He loves you. The pain is real and the scars may remain, but afterwards I pray they will be a reminder of His faithfulness as He walked through the fire by your side.
"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”