“I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope.” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)
Dreams can truly inspire. Dreams that paint a picture of how the world should be can change the direction of millions. Shared dreams can create revolution.
When Dr. King shared his dream with over 200,000 on August 28th, 1963 it was a truth he believed from a place down deep. He had been speaking about ‘the dream’ for several years. He owned it. But when he went away from his prepared speech to “Tell them about the dream” (as Mahalia Jackson implored him to do) he illuminated the dream that had been in the hearts of millions of people and he discovered this dream was shared. It is shared because it came from our Creator. He planted that seed. It’s His dream for how the world should be. And the Creator’s dreams are unstoppable. It is a vision of a reality one day to come. The kind you are invited to actively participate in. The kind you want to be a part of.
If you have never taken 17 minutes of your life to watch ‘The Dream’ speech I would invite you to do that, and ask God how you can share in and live the dream.