Isaiah 33:17 Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will see the land that is very far off.
The Lord chooses people to do His mighty works. Martin Luther King was one of His chosen. God gave him a dream and that dream did not die with him. It lives on within the soft-hearted people in this world. The dream that our Lord gave to Martin Luther King has yet to be fully realized and as I sit here in my cell, a persecuted colored man, I don’t know if it ever will fully come to fruition until my Lord Jesus makes His triumphant return. We have come such a long way in some ways; but in others – such as our legal system – we haven’t made many strides. Unless we all truly accept Jesus and His teachings, we will always be at odds in this world. Dr. King had Christ in his heart. He had hope and faith because he believed in the redeeming salvation of Jesus Christ. He knew he faced almost certain death, yet he fearlessly soldiered on. And like many a disciple before him, he died in service to the Lord. The message he carried was one of peace and love, one of togetherness and brotherhood. He had a message of hope and freedom, of unity and strength. The message he carried is divine, for it is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise God. I admire Dr. King, not just as a man, but as a vessel of the Lord and as a conduit of His blessed light. Dr. King was a humble man – as all Christians should be – and I am sure if he were alive today, he wouldn’t want any credit for the work he did, for he knew he was just a messenger and the work was not his own, but God’s.
The idea of unity is a beautiful one, but it is only possible in the Lord. It may seem a fleeting impossible dream, but with God all things are possible. As I sit here writing this on the day of remembrance of Dr. King, I am truly convinced that this is not a “black” holiday. No sir. This is a human holiday and it is yet another day that we should reflect on the marvelous works of our Lord Jesus. Men like Dr. King remind us that the message of Christ is eternal. It is still very much alive, well over 2000 years after His death. As you remember the legacy of King, I want you to realize that the message he carried is still very much alive and well, for it is the message of Christ. We all need to share the dream, for it is of the Lord. Humble your hearts, folks. Allow yourselves to be vessels for Christ. Allow yourselves to be messengers. Embrace the dream and live it. Be an example to your fellow man. Believe me, I know that it is easier said than done. I admire the patience of Christ and Dr. King. I have been called names and degraded. And on more than one occasion, I have lost my composure. Jesus never did and he faced far more persecution than any of us ever will. In the news reels of Dr. King I’ve seen, he maintained his composure while being stoned, called nigger, spit on and arrested. God gave him the strength to withstand it all. Mark 8:35 says “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.” I believe Dr. King was an example of that verse. As you meditate on the Lord and pray, do so with a pure heart. Ask not what the Lord can do for you, but what you can do for the Lord. I leave you with this: “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.”
[Dr. Martin Luther King quoting the Declaration of Independence]
May God Bless and Keep You! May the dream live on forever! Amen!
Love in Christ,
For further study, read Isaiah 33:17-24