It is truly my privilege to be a part of Habitat for Humanity. I may be on the video, but I would like to say that the true heroes of Habitat for Humanity are the men and women who, though remain unrecognised and unrewarded, give their life daily to the cause of building decent homes for others. Greater honour awaits them, than this honour I am receiving on Earth. Greater is the honour that God prepares for those who choose to live for heavenly treasures and are not motivated by the rewards of man nor the recognition of man.
Greater is the reward of those who know, who understand, that the best of our lives, make that all of our lives, are meant to be lifted as worship to our maker.
I’m sharing this video of some of my motivations for helping. A part that was not included in the edit is when they asked me what verse has influenced my lifestyle of service and giving, and the first one that came to mind was this:
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
While I was still poor, while I was broken, while I was far away, while I was offensive, while I was ugly, while I was stinky, while I was undeserving, while I was dying, even dead, Jesus Christ, loved me. And even during the times I fall back, He still loves me. Those who have been loved this much, forgiven this much, love much.
The mark of someone who has truly experienced the love and forgiveness of God, is not merely a philosophical understanding of what is right and wrong, neither is it a shallow acceptance of anything for the sake of getting along with others.
The mark of someone who has truly experienced the love and forgiveness of God is a life poured out in worship to God and in excellent service to others motivated by the greatest motivation of all: love.
By the way, the last part of the video, when I’m supposed to invite you, took me so long to get, and it still comes out quite awkward. Haha! Thank God I’m not an actor, not just because I can’t act, because it seems acting talent is quite absent in many actors anyway, but also because I can’t pretend I enjoy something I’m bad at.