Min. Kevin May
Dr. Martin Luther King was known as an activist for civil rights for blacks in this country. His goal was for equality. Though there were many people who took a stand against the unfair treatment of blacks in this country, Dr. King became the face of the civil rights movement from 1955, until his assassination in 1968.
Dr. King was married to Coretta Scott King. They had 4 children; Yolanda, Martin, Jr., Dexter, and Bernice.
Sacrifice: the act of giving up something valued for the sake of something considered more valuable or important.
Jesus Christ was the ultimate sacrifice. He gave His life that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
So with that in mind, Dr. King, along with all those involved with the movement, often sacrificed freedom and time with family, and for Dr. King, ultimately, his life in order to achieve something he knew was more important. Many of us were blessed to witness the election of the first black president.
Mrs. King sacrificed as well. Can you imagine the strength and courage it took for her each time Dr. King left the house, especially with the climate of racist prejudice at that time?! Oh yes, she really sacrificed.
Mrs. King and her children shared husband and the father of her children with this world. There were the countless dinners without Dr. King’s presence and the sleepless nights of a loving wife not knowing when or if her husband would come home. Praise the Lord for her unwavering faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
I’m not sure which one of them sacrificed more. What I do know is that this world benefited from the sacrifices of Dr. King and his entire family.
On behalf of black people, I’d like to thank Dr. Martin Luther King, his wife, Coretta Scott King, and her children: Yolanda, Martin, Jr., Dexter, and Bernice.
“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check – a check that will give us, upon demand, the riches of freedom and the security of justice.”
To God be the glory. I must decrease that He may increase.
In Christ, Minister Kevin May