Remembering the Lion King!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is memorialized as a drum major of peace, and rightly so, as all drum majors do, he brought the noise. The noise that he brought was music to the people but an awful ruckus to the powers of this age. The sounds of justice and equality were so disturbing to the government of his day that he was assassinated. Malcolm X is the one that is always thought of as the militant one but I propose that King was just as militant, if not more so, he just chose different weaponry. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. combated the evil of his day with a barrage of love. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew that his actions would most likely take him away from those he loved dearly, yet he didn’t relent. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”(John 15:13)
The powers of this age are always trying to steal the thunder of the peace makers. Peace does not come from trying to keep the peace. Peace is often obtained through creating an up roar. Peace is not the dominance of silence but the resonating harmonious cords of unity. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke out against silence held in indifference, fear, and complacency, by those who could make a difference. We have to keep sounding that righteous pitch until everyone gets on key. Yeshua proclaimed, He came not to bring peace, but a sword. Like in the case of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the powers of this age would like for Yeshua to be remembered as a lamb, however He was more often like a lion roaring truth, but He was a lamb in giving His life. It was the roaring of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., sounding out against America’s injustices at home and abroad which awakened the conscience of many, leading to positive social change. Much of Jim Crow was passed under the perverted idea that causing integration to happen to fast would disrupt peace in the community. We know which community the supporters of Jim Crow were concerned with, and therein is the problem.
Until this civilization is equally concerned about all communities, we will stay divided and continue to see the victimization of minority groups, and government ruled by special interest. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. He got it. I just wanted to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this post as a soldier, a revolutionary, a lion King, and a maker of peace rather than a keeper of peace.