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It’s Reverend

It’s Reverend

By:  Mission Team January 20, 2022
#AmazingNation, #Faith, #Jesus, #Leadership, #love

Say what you will about the Black rights movement, but Martin Luther King Jr. was undoubtedly one of the greatest men in American history who, without a doubt, changed the world for the better with his peaceful protests. But who was he really?

Well at the time, he was considered the most hated man in the world. Seriously! In 1967, a poll said that 75% of Americans said they hated MLK. If that isn’t rejection, I don’t know what is. But how did he do it? Some say it’s because he was a “doctor”, others say it’s because he was simply a charismatic person with the drive. But we are forgetting who he really was. Who did MLK believe he was? He didn’t introduce himself as “Doctor King”. No, it was “Reverend”!

Firstly, Reverend King would identify himself as one who was a man of God. He was one of the greatest men in U.S. history, not because he was well educated or charismatic, but because he lived for Jesus. He fought for the true freedom of the African Americans, not because he was greedy or annoyed with being treated unfairly, but because he knew who he was! Trust me, if MLK was just fighting for black rights because he thought he was being treated unfairly, then I guarantee no one would know who Martin Luther king Jr. was.

Secondly, he was selfless. He knew that it was all bigger than him. He wasn’t doing it for himself, or just his daughter, or just the black community in Alabama. No, it was for all of humankind to know that they are truly human beings who are loved by Jesus regardless of their skin color. He knew he was a son of God the Father. And he knew he had to change the world, just to show people their self-worth, regardless of how they looked. He even famously said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”

Third of all, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. knew there was no shot he could do what he did if it wasn’t for God. He had great faith in his Father and that he was doing God’s will; and it is easy to see how he stepped out in this faith. He would pray to God asking for help. He once said: “Use me. God show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do and use it for a purpose greater than myself”

Just by this quote, we can see that Reverend King was all about giving to others. It is easy to see by his example that everything he did was an act of love for his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Lastly, Reverend King was courageous because of his “yes” to live for God. In one of his speeches, he said: “The time is always right to do what’s right”. The man would not waver in his belief of what he knew the truth was. And the truth was that he was amazing, and the society was doing everything in its power to try and take that identity away from him. Let’s all follow Martin Luther King Jr.’s example of dreaming big, being selfless, courageous, knowing our identity, fighting for what we believe, and most of all doing it in the name of God.

“Freedom is not won by a passive acceptance of suffering. Freedom is won by a struggle against suffering” ~ REVEREND Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo Credits:
"martin luther king" by caboindex is licensed under CC BY 2.0
"Martin Luther King, Jr. San Francisco June 30 1964" by geoconklin2001 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

About the Author Mission TeamThe mission team is made up of writers within the HN team who serve for a time with our ministry to Awaken the World to the Power of God's Love. Through their efforts, their vision of making a world where no one suffers alone is an encouragement to many hurting people of all ages. 


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