Martin Luther King Jr.

This past Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. day for our friends living south of the border. The third Monday in January is a day to celebrate the life and legacy of a man who “was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.” Wikipedia.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an incredible man who did incredible things.  But I think it is important that, when we remember and honor his legacy we do so with the same intentions with which he lived his life, a life of great and profound faith.

“I have a dream today…I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every
hill and mountain; shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the
crooked places will be made straight.  And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and
all flesh shall see it together.  This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South
with.  With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.  With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together knowing that we will be free one day. ” Martin Luther King Jr.

God used this great man of great faith to make profound changes in the lives of so many people around the world.  And what message did he preach?  Martin Luther King Jr. preached the very same gospel as Christ, one of love and freedom for the downtrodden and the oppressed.

When I look at the life of Martin Luther King Jr. I see a life that exemplified Ephesians 3:20.  “Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” 

And I think that if we could speak with Mr. King Jr. today he would give the glory not to himself, but to the one who sent him.

If we want to be more like Martin Luther King, we need to start where he started, living a life of faith.  How are you allowing God to do more than you could ask or imagine in your life?

God bless,

Meredith

This post was inspired by a comment from a reader.  Thank you!!

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