God has again parted the Red Sea, only this time it was a sea of fire rather than water. Our Georgia Transplants had evacuated Thursday evening not knowing if they would ever see their home again, but with faith that God's will would be done, regardless of the outcome. The firefighters had been unable to contain the fire and had called for fire planes to drop retardant directly onto structures, hoping to minimize losses. Early Friday morning our Georgia Transplants crossed the fire line to view the devastation with their own eyes. As they crested the hill, they were met by a miracle. Amidst the ashen devastation, shining in the smoky morning haze, was our dear friend's home. Untouched. The fire had roared to their fence-line, parted, and continued it's path of destruction, forming a circle around their home. The fire had parted like the Red Sea, leaving their garden, their home, their shop, their yard, completely untouched. The prayers of the saints availeth much!
We continue to fall upon our knees in prayer. Roads too numerous to mention have been closed due to fire. An entire town is being evacuated. Fires have us hemmed in on every side. An area to the south has lost 33 homes and over 70 outbuildings. One woman has lost her life. Wildland firefighters are risking their lives in an attempt to save other's lives and livelihoods. No amount of money or preparation can or will save us - our refuge is in Christ alone.
Thank you for your prayers, but please, do not stop! Your prayers move the very hand of GOD! The prayers of the saints truly do availeth much.