On August 24th 2013 in our Nations Capitol the preparations began to mark the 50th Anniversary March on Washington, DC., of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And so today like so many thousands of people will be in Washington, DC to celebrate and others will be viewing by television. I am thankful to be able to be apart of history today.
When I think of Martin Luther King Jr, I don’t think about him being a pastor of a church, I think of him as a man who loved the Lord so much that he took a stand for righteousness. I think about the struggle he endured the opposition that was against him the people who hated him so much that they wanted him dead.
I ask myself what kept him on focus? What was it that he had that he did not give up even when the people who worked along side of him told him to give up? There is only one answer to this and that is Martin Luther King, Jr., had faith in the Lord Jesus. He knew what God had called him to do and he knew the task was not going to be an easy one. Dr. King knew that the Lord was with him every step of the way.
The day that Dr. King gave his “I Have A Dream Speech” I believe in all my heart that the Lord had revealed to Dr. King a Glorious Victory. And on that terrible day when they assassinated him ” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., heard these words from the Lord, “Welcome home my good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things and I will make you ruler over many.
I will always remember his legacy and the issues he fought for but most of all I will remember the man by his love for Jesus Christ, that he took a stand for righteousness right to the day they assassinated him on April 4, 1968, Memphis, TN.
A quote from Dr. King’s speech
I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, ‘We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream . . .