This picture always gets me. The way he pulls out that once burning cross which had become a symbol of racial hatred. He doesn’t react with outrage, or even with sorrow. He doesn’t tell his son to stay indoors but allows him to come out and watch. He removes it gently from his yard, and you can almost feel that he had already forgiven those who committed the crime.
He practiced forgiveness just as Christ did when he died on that same symbolic cross. And like Christ, Martin lived a life of love and selflessness as His disciple.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Godly man. He was a pastor who sought equality, fought against the grain of governmental control, moral relativism, and communism, and did so through the blueprint of Biblical teaching.
Quite honestly, if he saw our America today he would probably weep. Racism is being stirred up by the media to use as a catalyst to acquire more control over its people both black and white!
African Americans are being treated as victims much in the way we later treated the native Americans. Giving them a welfare state of existence—-hardly equality and completely demoralizing! And white Americans (a mixing pot of many nationalities), are being taught that they are inherently evil and incurably racist, which is in turn a bigoted racial belief.
And who is behind this push for hate, distrust, and fear amidst races, religions, and parties?
The political figureheads of our country. Namely the democratic/“woke” extremists who have an agenda for power and wealth.
“For the love of money is the root of ALL evil.”—1 Timothy 6:10
Even on Martin Luther’s day of remembrance, agendas were promoted (as you may clearly see through Biden’s speech) and secretly intertwined throughout the fabric of our country and its spheres of influence: such as media, education, and entertainment.
They claim to want what Martin Luther wanted, however they are mere wolves in sheep’s clothing, standing against what Martin believed and fought for!
They may not erase him as they did many other historical figures because of his color. However, they will do him far worse by erasing who he was….his very legacy of love.
Here are some of his many great quotes:
“Our lives begin to end the moment we become silent about the things that matter.”
“Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”
“We must learn to live as brothers or we will perish together as fools.”
“You are not makers of history, you are made by history.”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
“To ignore evil is to become accomplice to it.”
“It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.”
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
….the list goes on. Martin was not afraid of the truth, not afraid to stand up for it at great personal risk, or even at risk to his family. He trusted in God and knew that he was merely a vessel to be used by Him to bring about a better tomorrow.
He would’ve stood firm in that truth even today as he was quite accustomed to persecution from every side. Including his own community at times…
And so, let’s truly honor him by living our lives as he lived his. With unshakable faith and love.
God bless you all, my brothers and sisters of Christ, who come from many different lands, speak in different tongues, and all reflect the very image of God.