Today represents the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. 250,000+ gathered to stand for racial equality and the overthrow of Jim Crowe laws that propelled racial segregation. Watch and listen to this clip:
“I Have A Dream, that my 4 little children will one day live in a nation, where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I Have A Dream Today!”
Youth Ministry Spin:
Character. It sometimes feels that character and integrity are lost in adolescents. Seeking to be popular, athletic, and well dressed take a much higher priority than the content of one’s character. In fact, character is often sacrificed on the alter of acceptance.
As Youth Pastors, we must continually help students examine two things:
1. How am I seeking to know, love, and worship Jesus?
2. Does my character reflect Jesus?
May we dream BIG about what God can do through our students as we seek “to be conformed to the image of his Son.” (Romans 8:29)