Field of Dreams

Jon Opgenorth

READ : Ephesians 3:14-20

Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine. (v. 20)

Titus Baraka is standing in an open field. The grass is long. Termite mounds rise to four feet. A pair of monkeys looks down from a nearby tree. The walls of a building stand half-finished. Titus smiles broadly.

“This,” he says with joy pointing to piles of bricks, “will be a teen outreach center!”

Titus is a man of boundless energy and horizonless vision. He sees what God can do where others see hopeless lives and open fields. One day he’s preaching over the radio to remote, Bari-speaking people. The next he’s preaching in the Cathedral of Mukono. Today he’s in his field of dreams.

HIV/AIDS is ravishing Africa, and the young people of Mukono are no exception to temptation and exploitation. They need a place to turn for hope and wholeness—a place to talk about the struggles of life, the reality of sin, and the hope of heaven. Titus believes God is able to do immeasurably more than all he can ask or imagine.

When you open your eyes to God’s plan for your world, what do you see?

PRAYER

Eternal God, grant us vision to see our community with the eyes of faith and to live the vision you give to us.