It is every Christians’ dream to meet the one who created them and spend the rest of eternity with Him. I mean, like what I’ve learned in Sunday schools, once we die, we will meet the Lord in heaven, and it’s where we will say forever. As long as, you follow His commands throughout your life- that is.
“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God”.
– Hans Urs von Balthasar
“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” was the last inspirational speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. Thus, the speech was given on April 3, 1968, the day before he was assassinated. Further, this speech was iconic, as per critics, it is a premonition for his death and reaffirming that he is prepared to die. Subsequently, he has a strong faith and connection with the Lord, -like him,- we are just pilgrims of this planet, and we need to be prepared every time.
Throughout his life, King was an activist fighting for people’s rights. Hence, he always believed in peaceful argumentations and hated violence. The only way for a problem to be solved is for us to be heard. Admittedly, he is an icon and will always be remembered in history.
“Walking with the Lord”
“Up to the Mountain” was written by Patty Griffin and it was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr’s final speech. Since the song was released to the public in 2006, it was covered by various artists. Critics, labeled it as “Gospely” because of its soulful gospel vibe once you listen to it. While others say that it a song describing how ready we are to meet the Lord once we die.
Consequently, how’s our relationship with God? Are we prepared once he takes our lives or are we afraid? God is always making himself available to us. All we need to do is to go to him and open our hearts. In closing, it is nice to see the Lord smiling with his arms ready to embrace us once we go home.
“I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory”.
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Martin Luther King Jr, Patty Griffin, Up to the Mountain
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