How terrible this is.
I spoke to my son, who lives just outside Sydney, to reassure myself that he and his family were in no danger. He told me that the worst of it was 100 km away, but that even in the air one could smell smoke.
The temperature has reached 40 degrees there. He told me that people were just going to the beach in desperation, to try to cool off.
The thought of hundreds of acres of that beautiful land burning is too awful. The wildlife will have suffered terribly.
I recall , on one of our visits, walking through an area where wallabies bounced freely, where lizards hid behind the trees, where beautiful birds flew.
We pray for rain for them all.