Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Dream, So did the Apostle Paul

Derek Ouellette —  January 18, 2010

A Reflection on this Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. So did the Apostle Paul. King’s dream was for freedom from Tyranny. So was Paul’s. King’s dream would only be realized when “we let freedom ring”! So would Paul’s. For King, that freedom had to be proclaimed in every village and hamlet, every city and state. This was Paul’s mission too. For King it was a dream that all God’s children would join hands and sing “free at last!” So with Paul. But for Paul, this freedom would be realized only when the One who brings freedom is realized.

The answer to the social injustice rampaging around our world is not in proclaiming the concept of freedom, but in proclaiming the Person who brings Freedom. The answer to the social injustice today is still – as it always has been – Jesus the Messiah, the savior and King of the universe.

“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” – Martin Luther King Jr. (Click Here)

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. – Apostle Paul (Galatians 3:28)

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – Jesus of Nazareth (John 8:36)

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  • Brian LePort

    Amen and Amen!

  • Josh

    Amen and…

    Let us in the West who claim His name (finally) “become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fulness of Christ.” And actually be the “salt and light” we are called to be in this world (Eph 4:16; Matt 5:13-16).

    There is such a need for us to be “His hands and feet” in this world.

    “…in the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

  • Eric Gregory

    I agree with post and comments wholeheartedly.