"You will bring them in and plant them On the mountain of your inheritance-- the place, LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, LORD, your hands established." Exodus 15:17 Ever since we established this blog in 2010, we've been looking to give it a name that captures the deepest sense of Habitat Wake's mission to give families an opportunity to provide a place for each of their family members to grow into all that God intends for them. We believe that God indeed uses human hands to create opportunities and spaces that nourish the environment for God's call to be heard and acted upon. As a name, "Kevin's Corner" has served a purpose, perhaps, in identifying my leadership when I first joined Habitat Wake, but falls short in communicating the depth of our work and especially the many hands and hearts that it takes to pull off such transformational work. A couple decades back, my wife and I purchased this vase while we were working with the ministries of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, D.C.--a place that deeply nourished our hearts to a much greater understanding of our faith and how we should live that faith on behalf of those in need around us.
Recently uncovered after many years and several moves, I saw the vase and immediately thought, "That is the perfect name for our blog!" Sanctuary holds tremendous meaning throughout the ages to people of faith as a place of refuge, a place set apart, special beyond special, where the powerful and mysterious work of God occurs and is to be expected. So we humbly adopt this name for this instrument of our communication--praying constantly that the words herein touch a chord with those who read it and incites the action needed to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.