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Inspiration found longtime Habitat board member Kevin Kessinger on the way home. “In 2007, the board met in Guatemala, and at that meeting, we all received a small book which Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford had written. On the flight back, I read that his favorite verse was from Micah 6:8, and it was printed there on the page.

“As I read the passage, it immediately sounded like a chorus to a song. So in a moment of enlightenment (which was never experienced before or since), I took out a piece of paper and essentially wrote the song as it is now. When I got home, I picked up my guitar, and in a matter of just a few minutes was picking out the melody and playing the song.

“Over the years, I have played it for myself and for family and have tried to change or improve it, but it always seems to come out the same way.”

Video edited by Sally Richardson

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8