Monday, January 21, 2008

The Dream Is Still Alive

Happy Martin Luther King Day! I encourage you to read what John Piper has to say to pastors and Sunday School teachers about this day set aside for remembering the dream of racial reconciliation.

Here’s MLK's famous speech on YouTube:



You can read the speech here.

“Let freedom ring… Free at last; free at last; thank God Almighty we are free at last!” True freedom will look like this:

9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;
10 and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."
11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
12 saying, "Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever Amen." (Revelation 7:9-12 NASB)

Look at the crowd at MLK’s famous speech. Read about the crowd around the throne of God in John’s vision. Take a look at this choir and see a very small taste of the final culmination of this dream. If you can’t handle close quarters with your brothers and sisters of different ethnicities, you might not want to join us on that day. I’ll be there.

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