By Vernalee
Martin Luther King -
With this week’s commemoration of the Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary, my thoughts have been reflective of those times. In the mid 1960’s, my Daddy took us to hear Dr. Martin Luther King speak in Jackson, Mississippi. As kids, we were not really as attentive as we should have been. We did not recognize his significance and had no idea that his life would be cut short. Several years ago, I toured Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. I wondered what it would have been like to be sitting in the congregation to hear the Rev. Dr. King preach. His eloquence and powerful delivery would have I am sure sent chills down my spine. I know that the Ebenezer parishioners were probably shouting, “Martin, preach the word!” Although I was not privileged to be at Ebenezer during his pastoral reign, his speeches always had a majestic Godly flavor. “I have been to the mountain top. My eyes have seen the glory.” Forty six years since he walked on this earth; his recorded words are just as fresh, powerful, and meaningful today as they were then. Let the church say, “Amen!”
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