It hits me often, this overwhelming sense of responsibility, the need to do.
Our Foundation has made so much progress in the past six months – a 501(c)(3) status earned, inaugural board meeting held, decisions made to seek donation of property, connections determined, to be fostered and explored.
So much still lies ahead; a long list of goals and challenges – fundraising, location of that property, building a facility, developing an operations manual. Big things. Important things.
Yet Marian Wright Edelman’s the quote keeps coming back to me, “We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”
One day. One day at a time.
A friend of mine who is forming a non-profit church daycare program perfectly expressed the way I feel when we were talking last Sunday:
“I just want to sit on the floor and play with kids!”
That’s the way most visionaries are. We can see it, already happening, the ministry we feel called to establish, the vision and mission in which we believe. It’s vivid and real, as real as the need.
One Greek translation of the word “believe” is pisteuo, meaning “to be firmly persuaded as to something, to believe with the idea of hope and certain expectation.”
And so I begin this month firmly persuaded as to the need for this organization. I’m expecting God to take our daily little differences and turn them into something big. I’m full of hope.
That, my friends, is a very good place to be.
“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God.” – Psalm 146:5