Wednesday, 11 January 2012

QLD Floods - A Year On

These days are the first anniversary of the terrible floods that devastated our beautiful state of Queensland. At this time last year, QLD experienced the worst flooding since the 1970s. Water covered most of the State for many weeks. In some places the water would drain and then some time later it would re-flood! However, it was the freak event in a town about two hours away from us, Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, that shook us all as we watched it on the news. That wall of water that took many lives from one community...our hearts and prayers go out to them at this time. 

It reminded us of the frailty of life and how our lives depends on Him always. 

A few days later the beautiful Brisbane CBD was flooded, too, along with many surrounding suburbs. It devastated the lives, homes, and businesses of many.

It was a fearful time, and yet as my sister, Joy, said, the Lord gave us peace in it all, even though there were some nervous moments. He protected us and, thankfully, we were not directly effected. Yet our hearts broke to see the suffering of those around us. 

It was touching to see how the whole community came together. How strangers helped victims in the clean up. It was amazing how the city was soon up and running in a short period of time. God was good and merciful in it all. 

I just would like to share a small video clip of a boy in Toowoomba who prayed for his life as the waters came rushing past him...a very moving scene. 

Warning: This video unfortunately begins with an Advertisement. I can't control this nor what's in it. This is the only place I can find this footage at the moment. So, if you're interested to see it. you can just scroll down the page until the advertisement ends and then scroll up again to watch....very sorry about that. 

My sister, Joy, has posted some more photos. See here

It is difficult for many and it is an event that will remain fixed in my memory always, I'm sure. My prayers are with all those still hurting, that they may know Christ as Saviour, Redeemer, and Comforter. 

1 comment:

Joy said...

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for sharing this post. I watched this touching clip of the floods. It was a really horrifying, horrific event, and yet the peace and love of the Lord, His mercy was evident in it all. Praise the Lord for all that He taught us during that time, and is still teaching us. That He is our Refuge in the time of trouble, like the Psalm says "and those who know Your name, will put their trust in You".

I love you, Sue!
In His love,

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