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Martin Luther King Jr. and Christians Being Christians

Posted by Todd Cyphers on

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. In his public ministry he had one clear message: “Racial reconciliation and unity is God’s idea.”

He wrote and said:

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’”

“On sweltering summer days and crisp autumn mornings I have looked at the South’s beautiful churches with their lofty spires pointing heavenward. Over and over I have found myself asking: ‘What kind of people worship here? Who is their God?’”

Notice that he did not say let’s get rid of religion as many will do today. He said to those who are in Christ, let’s be more Christ-centered. Let’s fix our eyes on Jesus. Let’s love as He commanded.

Today, let’s pray for healing, restoration and unity among God’s people and with our neighbors and the nations. Let’s ask for a radical love that causes us to pray, listen and also lean in toward others who are not just like us. Maybe the world will see we are truly God’s people. It will not perfectly happen until we get to heaven, but that does not mean that we cannot ask for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 5:46-48 – “For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”