Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 21, 2008
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Today is a holiday when we pause to consider the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was the leading civil rights leader of our nation. His life was taken from him prematurely, and yet still today, his words and life are remembered for their role in making our nation ONE nation under God.
I like this picture for several reasons… but one reason, in particular, that I’d like to share. If you click on the picture, it should enlarge, and if you look carefully, you can see there were a LOT of Caucasians in the crowd that day. In the middle of Dr. King’s speech, he actually addresses the “white” people in the crowd. Right in the center section of his famous speech given that day in Washington, he says that the reason they are here is because “THEIR DESTINY is LINKED with OUR DESTINY.” And he was correct!!!
Most of my life, I have believed that God sees all of His children as the same, and that all races are equal is HIS sight. It is because of this belief that I have always encouraged diversity in the church, and I thank the Lord for blessing us in this endeavor.
I will write in a few days about a NEW ministry we have started regarding the development of racial diversity in churches and colleges around America. I am excited to share, so check back in a few days for a very important announcement concerning… WE HAVE A DREAM!!!