Ephesians 2:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
A DAY TO REMEMBER ~
So many years later after his birth and his death, we are taught in school of what this man did. His legacy lives on and people still march for freedom and equal rights. I was listening to my granddaughter's first grade teacher tell the class about him. One of the parts I loved, was this kids reaction to people not being treated equal. They had a hard time understanding it and said that it wasn't right. The teacher went on to explain that in 1929 - 1968, it was a different life. People had to stand up for what they believed and black people wasn't treated fair. It brought questions by the kids and the room was quiet as the teacher spoke. I'm glad I was there, because it took me back to being a kid in 1968 and even then, it was a different life.
In 1929 in the south, things were hard and not fair. My mother (Alice) was born in 1929 and she told me what it was like in Missouri as she grew up. So much prejudice was alive and people did not have equal rights. If you were black, you were banned from certain places and even the story of Rosa Parks comes alive. Rosa stood up for what she believed and would not sit at the back of the bus. She became known as the mother of the freedom movement. She had every right to sit where she wanted to but people then, didn't think so. It brought about change as life moved forward and she would be remembered forever in her stand with what was right.
A DAY TO REMEMBER -
It goes to show you, that one person man or woman can make a huge difference. One man named Martin Luther King Jr and one woman named Rosa Parks. Two people I never met, but I admire. I heard of their stories and history was made by both of them.
QUOTE ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
Certain days remind of us certain people. Today, I would ask that you pray for Martin Luther King Jr family and friends. I will never know the depth of their families loss, but I do know it's hard. Life is given and life will be gone someday. Yet, the legacy lives on to inspire others to do what is right. It brings me to this question, what legacy are you building today?
I would hope I would be remember for kindness to others, living by faith and living what I teach. I've made mistakes and I've asked forgiveness of God plus others over time. God see's us forgiven and never reminds us of our sin. As we read this bible, it's not about what race you are, where you live, what you drive and the list goes on. It is about freedom of mind, soul and being. God wants to restore lives and set people free from their own sins. I hope you choose God today and live as Martin Luther King Jr taught, a minister of the gospel and freedom in all areas of life.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Lets us take time to thank God for our own lives and let our examples be one of good as well. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.