Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Unbelievable

a Biblical thought...
Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time. (Deut 4:39-40)
a Dave thought...
Yesterday my son Noah attended his primary school to discover that an integration aide & her husband were tragically victims of the bushfires on Saturday night at Kinglake, and due to their deaths the school was in mourning.

I am currently here at the Whittlesea Showgrounds where the CFA, Salvos, St Johns and others are working 24/7 to help salvage peoples lives and homes from the horrific bushfires. As I walk around and chat to the workers and firefighters there is no other way to describe the whole situation but 'unbelievable'. Hearing story after story of volunteers who have seen the devastation firsthand has been disturbing to say the least. Many describing the scenes as something you would only see in some sci-fi movie, or the Iraq war. As some are found dead and others alive, one thing is for certain no words or conversations can make up for the pain and anguish experienced by those impacted firsthand by the worst fires this country has ever seen. Please continue to pray.

Just a thought.

6 comments:

theshar said...

Dave, watching the news coverage on NZ tv & the internet I can only imagine what it is like to actually be there with those who are most affected by this tragedy. I guess the landscape of the land and of their lives is forever changed. Be assured that there are people in NZ praying for the fires to cease, and for everyone who is caught up in the situation. It has been wonderful to read of the support of big corporations, sports teams, businesses and individuals from all over Australia. Tragedy has a way of demolishing competition and rivalry. Keep us posted.

Annette said...

David, seriously, not the time for philosophy and ranting. People are dead, it's tragic. Say something useful or just say nothing for the moment.

Brad said...

"Say something useful or just say nothing for the moment."
Right back at ya Annette.

Andrew said...

Collo, the moment this came on my TV i wondered what would happen. With 170 dead so far and plenty more to be found so they say this is being named "The worst fire in the world" and that this is also "One of the darkest days". I pray for healing amongst all the people affected by this and pray god will use this to make a change in the world. God bless, Andrew

Anonymous said...

Bless you Dave and all those others being "Jesus in Skin" at this dreadful time for us all. Take care and take Jesus.

Vanessa

David said...

Someone who struts into a disaster zone to enjoy some social chit-chat, and blogs about it in a a carelessy arrogant manner deserves condemnation. Why not stay away, "Captain" Collo, and let the real people get on with their real work, instead of swanning around making "observations".