Take Heart!

img_2266One of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dreams was bringing people together – we have a chance to do the same. To LEAD A MOVEMENT to SEE THE GOOD in people, to CHOOSE LOVE over hate, to LOVE LIKE JESUS LOVED.

Out of the mountain of despair, Martin Luther King Jr., brought change, unity, a stone of hope.With today’s “mountains of despair”, Jesus tells us to “Take Heart”. “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Take heart…because Jesus has risen higher than any mountain of despair here. He offers a hope far greater – an eternal hope.

When Jesus walked this earth, he inspired hope. He called out the good in people. He saw potential. He ALWAYS saw potential.

Jesus was never stuck in the past. He wanted people to change, to follow him, to know him, regardless of who they were. He reached out to all people.

How can you call the good out in the people who cross your path? How can you call the good out in your friends? In your spouse? In your kids?

Let’s take steps toward that beautiful symphony of brotherhood Martin Luther King, Jr. talked about by leading a movement to see the good in people, to choose love over hate, to love like Jesus loved.

“With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

(The song, “We all Bleed the Same” by Mandisa is a great one that centers on the beauty of unity and coming together.)