By Ralphine Major

Koalas and kangaroos, the two animals I think of at the mention of Australia. In recent weeks, images in the news have been heart-wrenching. Baby kangaroos that have been left motherless, and koalas with burned paws searching for shelter and water.

Millions of wildlife animals have perished in the land down under. Many of them are native to Australia. Even the tiny bat population has been impacted by the fires. A touching story has emerged about a dog that has helped find and save many koalas. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the land down under as they rescue and care for the animals during this catastrophic event. I am reminded of the words in Genesis 1:21-22 (NKJV): “So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”