"I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together." MLK

In my life, these words have become wildly true.

When you have a black brother, a black sister, a black daughter or a black son, and you are white, these words become a once unknown, now passionate truth for you as a white person.

It stays lit inside my heart.  It touches my soul in a deep place.  Reading these words 50 years later, I am overwhelmed.

Dear friends, because of the hope we have in Jesus Christ MLK's words have become true for us today.

Yes, there is racism.  Yes, there is oppression.  Yes, there is judging and there are stereotypes.  Horrible things still happen in the name of racism.  But because of the blood of Christ that covers all things... that takes the blame... that Loves like none other... we can be One with Him.  Little white girls and little white boys can joined together as sisters and as brothers with little black girls and little black boys.  Hear me today, friends.  Today in the United States of America white families open their homes to children of other races.  50 years ago this was unheard of and insane.  Jesus Christ's blood covers all things.

He takes the blame for every racist moment of this oppressed time 50 years ago.  He takes the blame for buying and selling humans based upon their skin color.  He takes the shame and carries it on His back and it dies with Him on the cross.  Jesus Christ was the same King He was 50 years ago, yet today He has made MLK's dreams become reality. 

If you are white, black, brown, purple, yellow or pink, let us celebrate.  Let us celebrate that the King of Kings has changed hearts time after time after time after time... all to bring His people as One with Him.  All to bring glory to Him.  

Thank you, MLK, for pressing into Jesus and fighting for what is right and true and holy.  Thank you for helping to set people like my brother free.  Thank you for your example and thank you for never giving up.  

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