August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream.”
The need to repent of the sin of racism has plagued the human race for it’s existence.
My country has much shame to add to that area of sin. I am grateful when I read passages like
Revelation 7:9-10 that God is in the business of redeeming the world from it’s sin and brokenness and making us into a people, one people, His people; to come to know and worship him. Martin Luther King had a dream. Much has changed in my country to bring little black children and little white children together. We are not the same country as we were in 1963. But sinful racism still exists and we are not where we should be. My hope is firm on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, the lamb who’s death died to pay for the sin of racism amongst every other sin, and give his people new hearts that they may know, love and worship him and in turn, love one another.
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice,“Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”