Monday, February 9, 2009
The Tears of a nation
This week our nation as a whole is mourning the lives lost and the lives changed from the Victorian bushfire disaster.Its hard to comprehend just the size of this disaster.The toll rises and every time i hear it climbs ever higher its around 200 now.We as a nation are used to bushfire's they are part and parcel of living in this great country.But this year with temperatures as high as 118 degrees for not one day but days on end the summer has turned red with the blood of our people.We have had some of our states sweltering in the heat and people dying from heat stress,while others like Victoria and parts of NSW fighting fires fanned by hot winds,Then we have Queensland devastated by floods.Is it global warming if so i fear the future,
Its all made worse by the drought that has ravaged the countryside.To think that some of these fires were deliberately lit is beyond me.To think what man can do to man has always scared me.They should be charged with mass murder.Whole towns have been lost, people fleeing in their cars full of children have crashed and been burnt in the blink of an eye.That firemen stand to face walls of fire to me is beyond bravery.Stories of people who have lost all yet not stopping to feel sorry but running to try and save their neighbours houses,these are stories of great courage as is the fireman and emergency crews who have had no sleep in days.What man can do to help man has always amazed me !
Together we pray and together we cry and hopefully together we shall rally to ease the pain of thoe who survived with nothing but memories .To those who have lost loved ones and homes and pets and to the wildlife gone and homeless my heart expands and cannot hold my feelings.I pray as i cry for a healing of my land and its people that the bushfire moon will cease to be seen and in its place a soothing light will shine like hope upon those who need to see it most.