“But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King~ I Have A Dream
I could never re-write something as profound as the historical “I Have A Dream” speech delivered by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But I can say thank you. Dr. King carried a cross for all Americans to one day have the freedom that was rightfully theirs. In his death we realized the power of a dream. The challenge that we have to day is understanding that we are the dream. The dream lies within each one of us. We are to speak those things that aren’t as though they were.
The other day as I revisited the “I Have A Dream” speech, I began to cry. It was as if I could feel his strong and overwhelming desire for each one of us to realize our power and our rightful place. Who wouldn’t? He had seen the vision, he wrote the vision and he wanted to empower all of us with the understanding that we have a God given right to live the vision.
I live for that day when we begin to understand that with God’s Promises there is no competition. When we will be able to come together in ministry and “none will go lacking”. When we will have more ministries operating outside of the church instead of auxilaries within the church. I live for the day when the Body of Christ will truly understand what it means to be set apart, while transforming a nation.
We have paid attention for so long to the messenger but we missed the message and the power behind it. Words have the power to wound and heal, influence and change, use them. But use them wisely. This historical speech has the power to transform, the power to ignite and the power to change if we can all realize the dream that lies within each of us.
“Like anybody I would like to live a long life. Longevity has it’s place but I’m not concerned about that now, I just want to do God’s will….So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD.” – Dr. King