I wanted to write a note today and encourage all of us to thank God for the civil rights movement in America which is celebrated on Martin Luther King Jr. day. It is hard to imagine that just a generation ago African Americans were under the harsh rule of Jim Crow here in the south. Though we may not rejoice in all of Dr. King's life, he was greatly used by God to speak and lead a nation towards greater justice and equality.
I pray each of us might pause and thank God today in light of the progress which has been labored for in America and to ask him for a continued work for greater equality and justice in our society today. I enjoyed John Piper's blog on MLK day - http://www.desiringgod.org/Blog/1026/King's full I have a Dream Speech can be watched here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbUtL_0vAJk