The recent Australian floods, first in Queensland and then in Victoria has bought out some shining stars.

Take the bloke, Doug Hyslop, who saw the 400 meter boardwalk threaten to collapse the massive Gateway bridge in Brisbane during the peak of the Queensland floods. He had a small tug boat. No one told him what to do. He just jumped right in and guided that concrete missile safely down the river and captivated the hearts of all who looked on.

Then there was the bloke, Richard Wilken in Warracknabeal, Victoria, who had some earth moving equipment. He sees his friend’s homes about to be inundated. No one told him what to do either. He dug a huge hole on his property and used the dirt to build a one meter levee around the whole town.

We call them heros. They don’t want the accolades.

I call it the Australian Spirit breaking out. Unbridled love driven to respond.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 15:13

When we see amazing acts of love, our heart leaps and we are aware that something very special has occurred.

It is good to be loved… even better to love.

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