Many terrible things happen to people in this vale of tears.
I have seen a few film clips of the flooding in Australia. I heard that the flooding has affected a vast expanse and many people.
I saw this good reminder on the blog Australia Incognita.
Please do keep praying for Queenslanders and other Australians affected by the floods – many Australians can and will offer practical aid, but few will also offer prayers (including for the dead), and personally I think the latter may well prove more important than the former!And the worst is not over yet in many places, including Victoria and Tasmania.
But you might also, in solidarity, remember those in other countries affected by catastrophic floods:
- in Brazil at least 356 have died following landslides (and this or worse could so easily have been Brisbane had the Wivenhoe Dam collapsed due to ‘overtopping’ as seemed possible at one point);
in Sri Lanka at least 23 are dead and one million people homeless following floods there.