Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr And His Legacy

Today is the day celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Please learn all you can about this man, the history, and his LEGACY!
I am sure you have probably seen a few of Dr. King's quotes. Such as

  1. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  2. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
  3. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  4. 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.
  5. Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

These are a few of my favorites but there as hundreds of them! You typically only see most of these on Dr. King's birthday, the anniversary of his death, or during black history month (February).

**Martin Luther King Jr Day always makes me think of my Grandchildren. What type of world am I leaving them with? What will they think of me and my life when I am gone? Is my life one that they will be proud of?**

In all actuality Martin Luther King Jr was more than a sound bite on the news, more than a quote to make you feel good, more than a quote when you want to make a point. Dr. King was all about LEGACY! What kind of world are we leaving for our youth? What are we teaching them and training them  and instilling into their lives? Do they really know and understand what it is that Dr. King was trying to do? It is far beyond just a black/white issue. It was a HUMAN issue. Dr. King want equal and just treatment for ALL of God's people.
So before you start quoting him and getting all "BLACK PANTHER" with it, take the time to really do some research on the Man, the Myths, and the LEGACY that was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!
He had more than ONE speech! And what we hear and see, and read all the time is only a small portion of one of his speeches. To learn more about this Nobel prize winning, Preacher, Activist, Father, and Husband go HERE, HERE, and HERE.

An excerpt from
“The Birth of a New Nation,” Sermon delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, April 7, 1957
Montgomery, Alabama.

Moses might not get to see Canaan, but his children will see it. He even got to the mountaintop enough to see it and that assured him that it was coming. But the beauty of the thing is that there’s always a Joshua to take up his work and take the children on in. And it’s there waiting with its milk and honey, and with all of the bountiful beauty that God has in store for His children. Oh, what exceedingly marvelous things God has in store for us. Grant that we will follow Him enough to gain them.
O God, our gracious Heavenly Father, help us to see the insights that come from this new nation. Help us to follow Thee and all of Thy creative works in this world, and that somehow we will discover that we are made to live together as brothers And that it will come in this generation: the day when all men will recognize the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. Amen.

What LEGACY will YOU Leave For Your Children And Your Grandchildren?

Be Blessed All,

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