I just finished watching this video with all my kids as part of their school for the day. Amazing. Eloquent. Clear. Powerful. Challenging. Motivating. Truly one of the great speeches of all time. Click HERE and read the text version. You can really see the imagery, the forceful repetition, and even the Scriptural references he so seamlessly wove in.
I must admit, his dream hasn’t yet been realized. The sooner we as a nation realize that, the sooner we can fix it. I am actually really excited about the inauguration of Barak Obama. Sure I didn’t vote for him (and I still wouldn’t if given another chance) but what we’ll be witnessing tomorrow is a huge milestone, the likes of which Dr. King was dreaming about.
Take some time today to consider the contributions of men and women like Dr. King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Booker T Washington, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson, Mary McLeod Bethune or W.E.B. DuBois. This country – our country – is better because of them. Thank you Dr. King for dreaming big dreams and believing that opportunities still exist for all people.
Jason has been married to his wife since 1993, serving the Lord in ministry since 1994, pastoring and parenting since 1996, leading Discovery church since 2005 and sharing his opinions and investing in others since he was born. You can usually find him somewhere with his wife or kids or spending time with people who need a cup of coffee or a listening ear.