A Touching Story, Just Serving God
I remember speaking with author Max Lucado several years ago. His first book On the Anvil had just been published and I asked him if he was excited about becoming recognized. He replied, “I’m just excited about serving God, whether I sell any books or not.”
Great attitude. And here is a heart touching story from some Altamesa folks who have that same mindset. John & Lucretia McMicken live & serve with their family at Christ’s Haven for Children. The McMickens won’t likely sell any books and won’t be recognized. I know their story because they occasionally shoot me an e-mail asking for prayer. They are just living life, serving God’s children.
The McMickens usually take up an entire row at a worship assembly! The events in this story occurred last week so the children Lucretia writes about were with us at Altamesa yesterday, all dressed up and glowing with love and affection. The only adjustment I made to Lucretia’s original e-mail is changing the names of the children.
I’m always amazed how God shows up and says here is my plan. Sunday evening John and I were at Wal-Mart checking out. I hear someone say Lucretia. I turn around and it is Suzie. I got the biggest hug and was told “I love you!” Suzie lived with us for about 6 months. She was a very sad child. She was then 7, functioning on 3-4 year old level. Mother removed Suzie because she was moving out state running away from her husband. (this is what she said) Anyway, they moved back into the area. Suzie’s mother applied to put her back at CH. I was asked if I would take her back. I said no, Suzie is a very demanding child and Manny had just moved in. I had a million excuses. Well Sunday when I saw her my heart just dropped. Her mother was counting her change trying to buy food. Suzie’s 4 year old sister asked me if I would buy her a drink, she was thirsty! Suzie was barefoot, dirty, just real real sad. All night this tugged on my heart. I’m here to help children not turn them away. We were both at Wal-mart for a reason. Suzie and her little sister are moving in on Wednesday. Please pray for these little ones and pray for me with a house of 8 kids under 10.
Serving Our Father and Loving HIS Lambs,