Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK 2009



Well today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Did you know that MLK didn't even see his 40th birthday? Every year on this day, I've attempted to blog about this great leader. Some may differ, but I believe he was one of the greatest orators of the 20th century. He had a way of telling simple truths.

This little clip is one of those simple truths. As you read this blog on your computer, or your pda, or your smart phone, or whatever piece of technology you are using, ask yourself a question. In what areas can you grow so that you can walk as brothers and sisters with your fellow human beings?

There is a great wealth we can learn from MLK and his message, but he's only sharing an even older message, the message of the gospel. When we embrace the gospel, we walk as those who are forgiven. When we walk as those who are forgiven, it is much easier for us to love others and forgive others. We love because He first loved us.

When we embraced forgiveness, we were also called to a different life. We stand helpless before a mighty God, a God who gives us hope for a better tomorrow, and empowerment to make that hope a reality through His Spirit.

As you read this blog on MLK day 2009, consider saying a prayer. Pray that God will not only make you an instrument of His love to your fellow human beings, but also pray that He will empower you to stand up for justice when those around you speak or act in a spirit of injustice. May you be empowered to be brave for the sake of the Gospel.

And remember these other words of MLK, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." May we be transformed to be like Jesus whose justice is perfect and beyond measure.

1 comment:

BigMama said...

My best friend shared this one with me today. It deeply moved me. Let us all strive to be great:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkRdj9L3wyE