Uncle Norman Richardson calls us to walk together with vision towards Reconciliation.
Walking Together with Truth
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.
Sixty-five years ago I heard for the very first time a Gospel that spoke deep into my heart. As a young fellow I responded to that message and have continued to place that verse of scripture as priority number one in my life. My experience over all those years was one that recognised the presence of the Creator Spirit God as the one who started to shape my life, as well as realising that if I was prepared to let go and let God direct my life then that would be the key to a successful life. I thank God for His promises like ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’.
I’ve always said that this nation would never reach its fullest potential until such times that we came to terms with and own our history and know the truth. I’m confident that if we continue to journey together as we are presently doing then we will start to have true reconciliation.
May the God of creation warm your heart like the campfires of old
Bring wisdom and peace as shown to the first peoples of this land
Shake off the dust from the desert plains by the refreshing rains
Followed by the glow and warmth of the sun
Let the light of God show us the right path and stand tall like the big
River gums drawing life from the ever flowing waters.
Take action by being present to the world around you during National Reconciliation Week. Go outside and feel the refreshing rain or the warmth of the sun and read aloud Uncle Vince’s blessing. Ask your church if you or they can share Uncle Vince’s blessing during the church service on Sunday to recognise National Reconciliation Week. If you haven’t already your church can sign up to get Church Resources.