Looking to Humbug Scrub. Sampson Flat Bushfire. South Australia. Mark Hewitt
2-9 January 2015. 5 weeks later.
Good Friday. This land is familiar with fire & being burnt. Bushfires can be started by lightning or by deliberate or careless human acts, this is common in this land. Fire traditionally has also been used to manage this landscape.
We started this Lenten journey in the bushfire season when a major fire had spread across this state only weeks earlier. We use the imagery of being burnt by fire as a metaphor for the dark time that Jesus went through in his trials & execution on the Cross. We also use the burning of fire as a metaphor for the dark & difficult times that we face or may find around us.