Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr day is a reminder of one of the great speeches of history, “I have a dream.”
Today is a reminder for me the dream is still alive. Of all the words in Dr. King’s speech, the one’s that speak the most to me are: ” I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Not what’s on the outside, but what’s on the inside that counts. “The Dream” inspired a movement, and changed a nation. The “all men created equal” came to be true, not only for all men, but for all people.
In the new memorial to Dr. King in Washington, D.C., I love how the sculptor has a large boulder split in two, with the middle piece pulled forward and Dr. King sculpted in that piece of the rock. Then of all the quotes at the Dr. King memorial is my favourite quote is not from Dr. King but about him, “Out of a mountain of despair, came a stone of hope.”
God has a dream as well from Ephesians 2 that Jew and Gentile (everybody not Jewish) become one in Christ. That dream inspired the King dream, and is there to inspire our dream for people today. The dream is still alive, it finds its life in our Creator and Redeemer, and is empowered by the Spirit at work in us. Keep the dream alive.
What are your favourite words from Dr. King’s speeches that inspire you to follow the deam?