Richie shared his story at Church this past Sabbath and you can watch it online here:
http://new.livestream.com/FindJesus/events/2344484 – his sermon starts around 45-46mins.
This is in fact just a small fraction of the entire story, but it is a great insight into how God has destined him to lead, encourage, care and challenge others.
Last night I overheard him explain to a few ladies a bit more of the puzzle of how he ended up in the Reid’s home. One of his sisters watched the service online from the North Coast of NSW and rang him straight after. She added another layer of insight to his story.
She explained that their Mum and Dad had fostered other children before Richie and his little brother Rodney arrived. He actually always knew this, but what he didn’t know is that his parents had desperately tried through Queensland Family Services to have a pair of young brothers live with them on a permanent basis. They were devastated when told that the kids had to move on to another home.
How many times do we become upset, or even angry, about our circumstances?
God had the bigger picture. He always does. I am 100% confident that the Reid’s prayed and prayed, and agonised over this decision. But God had a bigger and better plan.
He does every time.