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Better Together

In a time when tensions are high and our nation seems so divided, I am a reminded of a prayer led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in 1963.  Dr. King prayed that the nation would be united and live together in peace.  He knew that the only way our nation would achieve this great task would be if we all come together and love our neighbor as ourselves.  Dr. King held fast to his beliefs in the Bible and followed the Lords commandments to simply love one another.  

Dr. King preached a sermon in 1962 title “On Being a Good Neighbor.”  He reminds us in his sermon of the good Samaritan story of loving our neighbor as ourself.  As Dr. King continued to fight for freedom and equality for his fellow Americans, he tried to remind the nation that the ground was level at Calvary.  Jesus Christ didn’t die on the cross for one group of people, but Christ died for all, and none of us are deserving of His grace.    

Today as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. let us be thankful for the stand he took, even when it was unpopular, to follow God’s commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself”.  Dr. King knew that true freedom would come from loving EVERYONE, just as Christ does. If we all have the mindset and determination of Dr. King we’d be a more stable and united people today.  There is one thing for sure we are better together.

Let me leave you with this powerful prayer by Dr. King:

“O God,...we thank Thee for Thy Church, founded upon Thy Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray, but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon Thee...Help us to realize that man was created to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity.  Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace, help us walk together, pray together, sing together, and live together until that day when all God’s children, Black, White, Red, and Yellow, will rejoice in one common band of humanity in the kingdom of our Lord and of our God, we pray Amen.”

-Daylon Mooneyham