Rev. Thurman Williams
Pastor, New Song Community Church
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you
will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - His
good, pleasing, and perfect will."
Being one who is “mechanically-challenged,” I marvel at
the way the staff from Habitat can take an abandoned,
unlivable house and transform it into a beautiful home.
The houses are completely changed. The old house is
gutted, ripped up, and cleaned out, and before long, a
new place has come.
We thank God for this ministry! God’s work with houses
at Habitat is a great illustration of what also needs to
happen inside us. We need to be transformed. We
desperately need God to do a miraculous work in our
hearts. He needs to change us, ripping out the old, and
replacing it with the new.
When we celebrate Easter, we are reminded of the lengths
God went to in order to bring about transformation in us
- He sent His Son to a cross and raised Him from the
dead, to pay the debt we owe because of our sin. Just as
Christ was raised to life on the third day, so we can be
through faith in him. And we continue to need him to
transform us from the inside out so that we can live for
Him, right here in
Sandtown. May God continue to
transform this community - inside and out.