1. Corey
    January 17, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    Wow! I never knew the details of the story but I knew that he had used the dream part of the speech before at a rally in Detroit. I had a audio book of his greatest speeches (oh my). He was a great leader who used his oratory skills to help our nation see the plight we were in through images they could visualize. May the spirit empower our speaking to move beyond the head to the hearts of God’a people.

    Thanks for sharing this blog today. It means a lot.


  2. Elizabeth
    January 18, 2011 @ 5:20 am

    This is great! I am seeing it a day late, but since it’s a snow day, I can still show the kids today!

    I love the thought of the Holy Spirit and Dr. King’s will joining together to change the course of history. Powerful to imagine what our prayerful choices can set in motion, whether through a speech to a nation, a sermon to a congregation, or through words of healing into a child’s wee spirit or a friend’s hurting heart.

    It reminds me of that passage in Nehemiah, where he prays (presumably) for God to bless and empower his words to the king. And He did!

    The king said to me, “What is it you want?” THEN I PRAYED TO THE GOD OF HEAVEN, and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.” (Neh 2:4-5)


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