I attended Habitat for Humanity’s global conference last week in Atlanta along with ten other Habitat Wake staff members and colleagues from around the world sharing in this great ministry to provide homes, communities and hope in God’s name alongside those in need.
At my opening session on Monday, Kerry Thomson, now CEO at Monroe County Habitat in Bloomington, Indiana and former co-worker of mine in Lynchburg, Virginia started us off with this scripture from Ephesians 3:20:
“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine.”
I am pulled in by two phrases in this scripture: 1) that God’s power is within us and 2) that God provides more than we can even imagine. I have seen this scripture to come to life in my years of service with Habitat and I expect to see it continue.
Our work is naturally challenging—trying to provide homeownership to a group of folks who don’t qualify for traditional financing—and it is through the collective “power at work within us” that it all somehow comes together in a glorious way beyond which we can even dream!