Monday, December 20, 2010

Among the Ashes

This past Friday, the Provo Tabernacle burned, was gutted and is pretty much a complete loss. This beautiful gabled building was filled with beautiful art and has housed many concerts and musical programs. Even my mother has performed in this iconic building which was built in the 1880's by the Mormon pioneers. As far as I know, the cause of the fire was faulty electrical.

It took more than 24 hours to get the fire out as firefighters fought it the entire day and through the night. I watched with great sadness as I saw the flames ravage the entire edifice. It was so cold that the water used to douse the flames froze on the trees and bushes around the building.
What is so amazing, is that when they were finally able to go into the building on Saturday, this is what they found:

On closer look...
The painting before being burned...
"The Second Coming" by Harry Anderson
The entire picture was scorched except for the actual image of Christ. It gave me chills!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Isn't that amazing?! What a miracle that the image of Christ didn't burn with the rest of the painting.