He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8
This afternoon Rebekah and I had the joy of attending another Habitat for Humanity home dedication here in Wake Forest. Over the past few years a significant community of new homeowners has evolved just north of downtown, and it’s been a direct result of the ten-church coalition that has the Body of Christ working together in one of the best testimony’s to the power of love-in-unity I have seen in a long time.
I have posted about Habitat before, so I won’t reinvent the wheel here today. Instead, I will simply remind us of why Jesus called the church together as a body, and why it’s not about who is right and who is wrong but, “How We Love.”
Significantly – to me at least – the family moving into this house represents another faith. So what we said – summed up in the good words of Wake Forest Baptist pastor Bill Slater when he gave them a Bible – was this: “Our faith in Christ is what motivates us to do this.”
Rebekah spoke briefly, and closed with a powerful benediction. Click here for a short video recording of her words: Habitat Benediction.
Enjoy these photographs, and please pray on this MLK weekend, “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” –Amos 5:24
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.