By Dr. Alveda King
I truly never imagined this “exceedingly and abundantly above all” weekend that God has bestowed to us who love Him! It’s 12:37 pm and I’m on the way home from St. Louis. The Ferguson verdict is expected at any moment now.
In preparation, last night I attended, sang and spoke among many of God’s warriors such as Dred Scott descendant Lynn Jackson, Bible publisher Albert Calaway, worship leader Kent Henry, and prophetic evangelist/revivalist JT Thomas.
We were hosted by Bishop and Pastor Raphael Green and their “prayer council” at the Green’s Metro Christian Worship Center where our friend and Prolife activist Connie Eller attends. The “Evening of Prayer and Worship 2014″ for Ferguson, America and the world was moderated by powerful national spiritual leader Bishop Harry Jackson.
Words cannot describe the powerful prayers, worship and testimonies that came forth. More will be posted on line soon.
Just before this stop in Ferguson, I was in Plymouth, MA for America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Weekend, where the US Air Force “Tops In Blue” and many others inspired the people. Native Americans, African Americans, Black people, White people, Protestants, Catholics, Gentiles, Jews, we were all there celebrating together. We sang to God together… “Thank You Lord!”
Below is an excerpt of remarks from the road:
Nobel Peace Prize
“Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace …
After contemplation, I conclude that this award which I receive on behalf of that movement is a profound recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time – the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Excerpt from NPPA Ceremony (1964)
“Martin Luther King, Jr. is a symbol of a movement that holds peace and agape love at its core. May this Nobel Peace Prize honor his sacrifice and humility; and ever remind us of what can only be achieved through faith and God’s grace.” Rev. Alfred Daniel Williams King, Sr. “Brother to the Dreamer” (1964)
As we consider the magnitude and significance of the timing and strategy of bestowing upon my uncle, MLK the Alfred Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, I am amazed that after 50 years, Uncle ML’s words are not only a page out of history, they are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.
Not only are we still grappling with racial strife; what Uncle ML aptly described as “man’s inhumanity to man” has escalated in Century 21 to mirror “the days of Noah.” Abortion, sexual immorality, unholy war, greed, violence, much assault on God’s people.
We need a move from The Lord, in Ferguson, in America, in the world. So tonight we gather to call on our Creator and our Father God, our Lord Jesus, God’s Lamb, and Holy Spirit to help us. We Love YOU LORD!
YOU LOVE US BEST!
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:167 NLT)
Friends, no matter what happens this week or in the days ahead, stay close to God in prayer. Thank God for His love, and share it wherever you go.