Monday, December 20, 2010

hope

This is the Provo Tabernacle. 

Hands down, the best building in Provo, Utah. Two summers ago, I lived just down the street from the tabernacle. I'd ride bikes past it, walk around it, have stake conference in it. I loved this building with all my heart. 

Then something tragic happened. The tabernacle caught on fire and burned and burned and burned. Pretty sure all of Utah is grieving this loss. Why couldn't the NuSkin building have burned to the ground? No fair. 

After the flames subsided, firefighters found this painting. 
Look closely.

Kinda makes me wanna cry. Happy tears. 
It reminds me that Christ is always there for us, no matter what.

12 comments:

Casey said...

Wow! That is pretty crazy that picture burned that way. Such a shame though the building burned. :(

xo,
Casey
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HettyA said...

It really is so sad to see it gone like that! I remember in my first photography class taking pictures out side of it and on it's stairs..not to mentions the conferences, graduation parties, and so on! <3

brookeiam said...

oh my gosh that gave me chills!!! that is so cool :)
thanks for sharing. and it's too bad that building burned down! it looks like something out of a fairytale

Lynn said...

that truly is cosmic grace. i'm so sad to hear about the beautiful Provo Tabernacle's demise. breaks my heart to hear about it but this discovery amongst the ruins must have bestowed much faith - what a gift it is. ♥

Miriam Lusk said...

SO sad! Such a beautiful building. And very cool picture. I bet it will turn out ok though. Heavenly Father has a way of making us grow, even if it means a building has to burn.

Shalyn said...

That was such a beautiful building. Thanks so much for posting this, my eyes are wet. I cant get over that picture!

-Sam I Am- said...

sam i am... this brought tears to my eyes...


i can't say it enough, but thank you for sharing. this is TRULY amazing...

BEK said...

That is awesome. Not about the burning, but about the picture.

candace said...

i hadn't seen that picture yet--so so cool.

Haley K said...

thanks for the sweet words over at my place :) And I love your blog!! especially the title :) You & your hubby look so in love <3

And this post...so, so touching. Without a doubt, a tender mercy. I actually just sent the link to some of my family :) And can I ask you where you got the pictures from?

Diana Smith said...

Love this picture! Sooo cool!

e.day said...

Wow!! That is seriously amazing. I don't live in Utah and had never heard of this building before this happened, but honestly I felt compelled to read up on its history and I feel so so sad for this loss. It is already a beautiful building, but so many people's memories of it go far beyond its aesthetic appeal. This post is truly beautiful.