This morning on the news I read that at least 108 people have lost their lives in the Victorian bush fires and over 700 homes have been destroyed. I just can't fathom how this could have happened. Having a look at photos of home after home destroyed, roads filled with burnt out cars in which many people lost their lives and townships completely obliterated, I am filled with such sadness and sorrow.
People have lost their lives, their families, their homes, their livelihoods and their communities. I cannot even imagine how these poor people are going to cope. I pray that they can find some peace and comfort and be able to move on with their lives. I know that the entire nation is behind them and is willing to offer whatever assistance is required.
As I go to publish this post the death toll has risen to 126.