Good morning, Family:
Today, across America, we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally born Michael, Dr. King’s name was changed to Martin Luther King, after his father learned about the work and message of Catholic monk, Martin Luther. Martin Luther was the father of the Protestant Reformation. His nailing of the 95 Thesis changed the way many believed and consequently gave birth to the Lutheran denomination.
Today, our nation looks back on the work and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King dared to dream that life could be different. He believed that one day a person’s character would be more important than their color. He believed in the equality of all human beings. He, like so many others that tried to make positive change, gave his life as the ultimate sacrifice to the vision of love he believed in. Today, we lift up the good work he began and we carry the torch on that is burning inside each of us. Make today an amazing day, as you give honor to the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jrq.
We bless you and lift up your glorious name. Continue to help our nation walk in love. Continue to not let our hearts be comfortable around injustice and hate. As your children, we have been called to be ambassadors of love and unity. Let us not grow weary of the journey, on the road to hope. Allow each of our lives to be keenly aware of the calling we have before us. Let us not give up, as we continue to dare to dream. Taken from the lines of the song we proudly love to Lift Every Voice and Sing, “Let us march on till victory is won.” In the matches and perfect name of your only begotten Son and our Holy Redeemer, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Rev. Marcia Davis