On Martin Luther King Day: Find Your Voice (A Mustard Seed Musing)

I’ll probably never change the world,
not like The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King,
I’ll probably never end an era, or bring an issue to the world.
They’ll probably never name a day after me,
or announce that I won the Nobel Peace Prize.
I’ll probably never meet the President,
Discuss politics with world leaders,
Liberate a people, preach to thousands,
Organize millions,
Or bring healing to the masses.

But I have a dream,
I believe in the kingdom come,
In the here and the not yet;
I believe in the power of prayer joined with action,
That my voice matters and that my life means something.
I believe your voice and your life matter, too,
And that I can show you in the way I listen and
In the way I serve you.
I believe we can use our influence for good or ill,
And that there are people we can free right here, right now.
I believe that Martin Luther King was dreaming the dream,
And that one day, all voices will be heard, and peace will come,
And the glory of the Lord will fill the earth.

So today, I urge you,
Find your voice.

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About Jacob Sahms

I'm searching for hope in the midst of the storms, raising a family, pastoring a church, writing on faith and film, rooting for the Red Sox, and sleeping occasionally. Find me at ChristianCinema.com, Cinapse.co, and the brand new ScreenFish.net.
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