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In about 25 days time that title “The dream became a reality” will become true. It’s has been such a long time that coming completely out of lockdown for me has been nothing more than a dream – a dream in the sense of total lockdown restrictions being lifted and churches seeing face masks removed and being able to sing once again.

Yes, it seems such a small thing doesn’t it to sing, and yet that small thing has been the major stumbling block for all followers of Jesus to be able to be together in one building enjoying fellowship once more.

I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:6

On April 3 1968 Martin Luther King said this:

We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter to me now. Because I have been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. 

Dr Martin Luther King

The following day, April 4 1968, as he was leaving his motel room, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. It was to be his last speech. He lived his dream. That dream was concerning his people that they would be free at last. For me, I’ve never understood discrimination of any kind and yes it is still very prevalent in the society in which we live today. More than ever we need to grasp this opportunity and put an end to it and give Martin Luther King the true dream.

I wonder if we will ever come to the end of our dream in the sense of total reality from what we have been through in the last 15 months. Take a look at this below.

Abraham was waiting for a son to be born and the land he was promised. 

Joseph told his brothers, “but God will surely come and get you, and bring you out of this land of Egypt and take you back to the land he promised to the descendants of Abraham.

John Newton, the evangelist best known for writing Amazing Grace was to stay in politics and live out his faith there. Thank God he did. 

William Wilberforce is most loved and remembered for his campaign against the evil of slavery but he also campaigned successfully against many other ills of his time.

What marked Martin Luther King and those I have mentioned were three things in particular…

  1. They had a price to pay.
  2. Hardship and trials were an integral part of their life.
  3. Often downhearted and frustrated they never gave up on their dream.

I am sure we can identify with those three things but let us remember the verse above. One day that verse will be a reality not a dream for Jesus never fails in a promise He has made. Whatever the future holds remember He holds your future and nothing absolutely nothing can prevent His plans from becoming a reality.

Stay safe and blessed.

Author Edward Lawrence

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