Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cruelty and selfishness in one painful act...

Recently I wrote about Rich Dixon who hand-cranked his bike from the headwaters of the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico, riding from Minnesota south on a lifetime journey to chronicle his story and to raise money for charity. Rich is the cousin of my friend, Rachel Kabukala, and a gifted, impassioned speaker. He dreams big dreams, and I was impressed in his wake as he pulled out of town.

He is also paralyzed after an injury left Rich unable to walk. But Rich's companions, his precious wife and trusted dog, Monty, are helping make his steps through life more than amazing.

Now, in a testament to the innate selfishness bound up in the hearts of humans, I see an update to his story.   Please pray for Rich. And maybe for the person who thought it funny to steal his bike and leave him an utterly worthless piece of junk in its place. I am saddened to hear the news found here this morning.

Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.  Hebrews 4:16

UPDATE: May 4, 2012 The Fort Collins, Colorado Police delivered the located bike to Rich - with great rejoicing from friends and concerned onlookers. The investigating on ongoing, so there is no comment yet, but I am so pleased to give a happy ending to this story in time for his planned journey this month.

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