Whenever it rained, Mum would get annoyed because it got in the way of our walkies and things we have to do.
She particularly doesn’t like my look after being drenched.
But in recent months we have been reminded about the gift of rain and remembering to be grateful instead of how inconvenient it makes our lives.
Rain is what they need in Australia. Wishing we can share our quota to help calm the great bush fires in New South Wales, Kangaroo Island and all the affected areas.
We’ve been thinking about our friends down under for months now. Watching the news to see if there’s any relief but instead we keep seeing pictures of thirsty animals, injured species – these are the ones who have managed to escape.
Looking on helplessly at these heartbreaking pictures of koalas, kangaroos, emus, etc. all frightened and desperate to make sense of what’s happening and seeking safety. Their habitat wiped out – no food, no water and nowhere to go.
Please pray for rain to help calm the fires.
May’s comment: These images have haunted so many of us in the past months.
These are the ones that have managed to escape and captured on camera by humans.
It has been estimated that 1.25 billion animals have been affected. including 30% of the entire koala population in mid-north coast of New South Wales – worsening the extinction crisis.
Watching the never ending reports of the hot weather in Australia and images of raging fires leave us feeling helpless. Lives and homes have been affected. More than 10 million hectares – that’s the equivalent of 40% of the entire UK. But what really got to me are the animals – who were frightened by the fires that have engulfed their habitat with nowhere to run to.
Thankfully there are many charities out there helping. These are just a few. Through them we can help those animals in need.
HSI Global – https://www.hsi.org
WWF – https://support.wwf.org.uk/australia-bushfires?pc=ATB001001&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1262365&ds_rl=1262365&gclid=Cj0KCQiAjfvwBRCkARIsAIqSWlPbYlEQwAogPyRLdr0Agt1zizL3H4BJkwHYfM8hXRA_kmbEWRDzay8aAlqZEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds