“The Holy Ghost will come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also, that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
Luke 1:35

What a blessed time of year where many turn their focus toward those in need.  I told a TV reporter yesterday that if every month were like December (in terms of fund-raising) we’d be able to serve twice as many families.  Wouldn’t that be great?!!

A talented writer friend of mine shared with me her reflections on the scripture above.  She focused on one word in the passage—overshadowed–and suggests that the scripture tells us a couple things.  One that God chooses the one to be overshadowed and that the child that is birthed of Mary is holy only because of that overshadowing.  Gayle writes that our work in the world “will only be holy—of any real help in healing creation” if we are, ourselves able to be overshadowed by God.

My prayer this Christmas season is that the great, transformational work of Habitat Wake that is enabled by thousands of volunteers and donors be overshadowed so fully that it is crystal clear to the community that the work being done is nothing less than God at work in our midst.  As God came to be with us in the being of Jesus, so to may God be incarnate through the work of humble servants building houses in partnership with those in need in Wake County.