Dolly Parton has spoken has told TODAY host Hoda Kotb about the scripture that gets her through difficult times.
Discussing the scripture that has been comforting her during the coronavirus pandemic, she quoted Matthew 19:26.
“We just drift along in the wind and then when something like this comes along it jolts you and you just freak,” she told Today’s Kotb. “Then you really realize how small we are in comparison to what matters.
I think a lot about things my mom taught me growing up and that I learned about in the church growing up and I love that scripture. It just covers so much. For me, that has always been a good scripture.
“Through God, I can do this, all things are possible.
The Country music star stated how the coronavirus could see people turn away from a material, self-centered lifestyle and back towards Godly values.
“People are really turning to their faith more,” she said. “In recent years people have been caught up in so many things that we don’t have the same principles that we have had. It’s so easy to get caught up in the things that go on and we don’t really look to the source to know what we should or should not be doing.”
The famous Country music singer has had a stellar career. In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including “I Will Always Love You” (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), “Jolene”, “Coat of Many Colors”, and “9 to 5”.