I wonder if Dr. King’s Dream now would be a star spangled banner?
“Surely the Lord [b]God does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7 (NASB
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air!
It ain’t over til it’s over. Sometimes you want to throw in the towel and call it quits but you can’t. You wonder why. Things are going all wrong and you’re doing all you can but it seems like it’s never enough. Nothing is working.
All your efforts and the efforts of others seem to dissipate faster than rain drops in the desert.
Innocent lives taken at the hands of trained police officers. A new FBI database said about 400 people are killed by police each year. At least one person is killed every day by a U.S. police officer, a new report says. On average, local police forces kill 400 people every year in the United States, according to a seven-year FBI study.
Children plotting to kill their teacher because the teacher “yells” at the students and that “the class has problems with her.”
There is a new drug in town that’s cheaper than crack cocaine and it’s wreaking havoc like the locusts plague in Madagascar, threatening the livelihood of some 13 million people.
The Great Plague seems pale compared to Ebola and HIV/AIDS.
Racism is alive and kicking in America like a fighter in a mix martial arts match. In 2012, 51% of Americans expressed anti-Black sentiments in a poll, a 3% increase from 2008. In 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that African Americans receive 10% longer sentences than whites through the federal system for the same crimes. In 2009 African-Americans are 21% more likely than whites to receive mandatory minimum sentences and 20% more likely to be sentenced to prison than white drug defendants.— https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-racial-discrimination
Urban removal, um um, pardon me, I mean urban renewal has moved more Black people from the inner cities than the Marta Transit System.
Our Black President, Barack Hussein Obama II, can’t win for losing, even though he does the right thing. I do believe it’s just because he’s Black.
His record speaks for its self and some of his most noted accomplishments include: Passed Health Care Reform which will cover 32 million uninsured Americans, accomplished after five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance; Approved the Stimulus package that spurred economic growth in the midst of greatest recession since the Great Depression; Ended the War in Iraq; Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011. I do believe that what the brothers in the hood are saying is true: “Superman is a Negro that is masquerading himself as the president of the United States.
For certain Dr. King’s Dream is not yet a reality, nor is it the nightmare that kept our forefathers/mothers from resting peacefully through the night.
The clarion call for peace still needs to be honed like a surgeon’s scalpel used in the most delicate operations to surgically cut away the repulsive constrictions that render Black people helpless to where we, “Can’t breathe”!
Now is the time to remove all distractions from before us wickedness, objects of idol, dishonest motives and everything that would keep us from reaching the will of God; it may mean that we have to come face to face to the wall.
There are so many walls to face and to overcome. To overcome those walls, at that time we have to face them and see nothing else. For when our face is to the wall we have tunnel vision, we can’t see left or right nor can we be distracted by other things that come into view when our vision is not impacted by a wall.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. faced his wall through his dream, he didn’t run from it he ran to it and was willing to accept what God had planned for him.
“Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord,” Isaiah 38:2 (NASB)
WHEN GOD IS THE BRICK MAKER,
ALL WALLS ARE IN HIS PLAN