SPRING FORTH NOW
God told Jeremiah, “Up on your feet! Go to the potter’s house. When you get there, I’ll tell you what I have to say.” So I went to the potter’s house, and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot.
Jeremiah 18:1-4 (MSG)
This weekend marks the celebration of Martin Luther King, although it is his birthday and that is worth celebrating, we really celebrate the accomplishments of King for our people, the nation, and world. King had the audacity to dream and in dreaming to Speak Over His Life and garner other voices that echoed his dream and belief of what should be, particularly using the media to bring about moral conviction to that which he spoke. King lived during an era in which Black people and Blackness was made to feel like second-class citizens, openly while also legally enforced, however, he dared to dream differently and speak that, putting into motion actions that transformed our community, the nation, and world, he Breathe: New Life. By no means did everything King speak or dreamed became a reality, however, it put into motion thoughts and ideas that translated to action items that bore and are bearing fruit. Jeremiah, the prophet to the children of Israel during their captivity was alert enough to be open to possibilities that lead to their opportunity to be free before freedom existed and spoke those things and as a result put into motion thoughts and ideas for freedom. Stop cutting off your possibilities because they seem hopeless are marred, pursue them and seize your opportunity to act and live in that which you Speak Over Your Life. Breathe: New Life, inhale your possibilities and release, exhaling your frustrations, fears, and doubts of not succeeding or thinking it is impossible and live in your new life, remaking your circumstances to accommodate your spoken word of new life!