As a parent, if you had an assignment to sit down with your children and tell them about Dr. King, what would you say to them? How would you describe Dr. King to your kids? Today, our kids might remember him from his speech,
"I have a dream speech," but Dr. King's work on racism is more significant than that. As a parent, the first thing I would tell my kids about Dr. King is, He was a courageous man who stood up and fought against the injustice that every black man faced in the
United States of America (Please read Micah 6:8).
It took a man of great courage to stand up and challenge the authorities in the South for violating the voting rights of people of color. It took a man of courage
to march from Selma to Montgomery, the two southern States that thrived most on slavery, segregation, and racism (Read Psalm 27:1).
It took an extraordinary man to march down the main streets of Selma and Montgomery
and offer his body as a human punching bag, to the people who hated him most because of the color of his skin (please read 1-Peter 2:19-22).
Secondly, Dr. King was a man who made so many personal sacrifices, to
benefit all of God’s people who lived in the United States of America; regardless of the color of their skin, Dr. King fought for justice for everyone (Please read Rom.12:1).
Thirdly, Dr. King
was a man of great restraint. Dr. King’s adversaries threaten to kill him; they threaten to harm his family; they called him names, spit in his face, put him in jail, they beat Him with clubs, with their fists, yet, Dr. King did not raise his voice or
his fists in retaliation.
Dr. King did not hurt, harm, or threaten anyone in retaliation for the harm his adversaries inflicted on him; Nor, did Dr. King back down because of their threats (Please read Rom.12:17-21).
Fourthly, Dr. King was a man of integrity. Dr. King Had a firm understanding when the apostle Paul said, be angry, and do not sin (Eph.4:26,27). Dr. King fought his battle doing everything that adhered to God’s moral
standards. Dr. King treated his enemies with respect, and behaved decently and honorable, even while his adversaries were beating him with their fists and clubs (Please read Eph.4:26). Dr. Kings enemies came after him in the name of hatred, but
Doctor King came in the name of the Lord.
Fifthly, Dr. King was a man who was obedient to the words of God. Dr. King obeyed, when Jesus said, love your enemies, bless those who curse
you, do well to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use and persecute you. Dr. King fought his adversaries with prayer, with love, with peace, with mercy, with patience, and with faith in his God.
Dr. King was a man who followed the examples that Jesus taught His followers. Furthermore, Dr. King demonstrated those same examples, which are: “Love one another as I have loved you,” and like Jesus, Dr. King exhibited that love before the whole
world, even while in a bitter battle with the agents of evil. It is not every day that a black man can change the hearts and minds of a nation, but Dr. King Jr. did, he caused the American people white and black to examine themselves and look deep within their
hearts to see if any evil exists in them.