Australian flood: not too late to pray

Snake-infested, muddy water has covered a vast area of southern and central Queensland, Australia, during the recent unprecedented, multi-billion-dollar flood. Described as Biblical in proportion, this giant mass of water has brought devastation to thousands of people. Houses, cars, and homesteads were submerged. Personal possessions and precious memories have been destroyed. And for some people it has been the second flood in ten months. 

The region’s economy and jobs have also been seriously affected. Damaged roads, bridges, and rail lines, and the closure of a major regional airport, have hampered the movement of freight and people. Forty coal mines were inundated, leaving over 70 coal ships lying idle off the coast. 

Crops and orchards were destroyed, and beef cattle drowned. Hugely important to Australia’s economy, these industries have lost billions in production and revenue. With so many businesses unable to operate, people can’t work, pay their mortgages, or put food on the table. 

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In the Christian Science Bible Lesson
Praise the abundance of God
February 7, 2011

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