We have plans to drive to Darwin – problem being the river is up over the road. Peter found a website with hourly recordings of the river level so today we have been watching, hour by hour, the flood receding. There is only one thing apparently slower than a watched kettle (and that is a watched river!!) 2cm per hour – it has a long way to go (3 more metres!).
It has been a good learning time though as technology gets intricately involved in our hopes and plans! We’ve discussed the technology involved to record such a website, we’ve discussed bridges (and the governments responsibility to maintain roads and bridges), the younger ones looked at the data on a graph and had fun interpreting and visualizing the information in terms they could understand.
But most of all it has also been a huge lesson in trusting God. Regardless of what technology is out there measuring the flood, it is only God who controls the going down of the river. Our plans are in his hands.