To Have A Dream

This is the first month of the year 2011, and we are getting ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, which this year falls on the 17th of January. Since I will be traveling and will not be able to be in the prayer line for the last two weeks January. I wanted to share this meditation with you from a book I have written called “God’s Silent Power”.

Genesis 37:5 says, “Now Joseph had a dream, and he told his brothers and they hated him even more”. My Meditation for this morning is: “To have a dream”.

We all should have dreams; there are those who say “it doesn’t cost anything to dream,” so they don’t dream anything. However, the Bible is full of dreamers, people who dreamed of freedom.

Joseph had a dream and his dream cost him plenty. He was betrayed by his brothers; buried in a dry pit, and sold as a slave. However, nothing and no one was able to stop the dreamer.

Moses, on the other hand, was a different type of dreamer. He was an abolitionist, he dreamed of delivering the people of God from the evil hands of the Egyptians.

Then there was Martin Luther, a priest who dreamed of being free from his own slavery to sin. Joseph, Moses and Martin Luther were all dreamers. But there was yet another:

During the early 60’s came into the history of the world, a young man by the name of Martin Luther King. This young man had a dream, a costly dream. At the age of 39, in his prime, his life was cut short. Dr. King was assassinated for having a dream. He was the son of a Baptist preacher and ordained as a clergy by the same denomination. He graduated from Morehouse College and Grozer Theological Seminary, going later to Boston University, where he obtained a Doctoral degree following his dream.

He then became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama, there his dream begun to take form. He led the famous March to Washington in 1963. His dream was to create a non violence resistance movement that would deliver those who although free, where not liberated, in a nation that had a proclamation that read “for justice and liberty for all”.

His life was violently cut short on April 4th, 1968, by a rifleman, James Earl Ray.

Dr. King had a dream that one day all, blacks and white, old and young, Jews and Gentiles would be able to join hands and together sing: “We shall overcome”. He did not see his dream realized, but I am living the dream, I have overcome racism, sexism, and even the fact that I am Hispanic. I arrived to the U.S, a 16 ½ year old black, Hispanic female, single mother, with a speech impediment, high school drop out and a product of a broken home, BUT I HAD A DREAM, and with the help of God, I have seen it through. I am married, have acquired a bachelors in Religious Education, two

Doctorates and I’m a candidate to the third, got ordained and have pastored Anglo as well as Hispanic churches, I have been able to attend a breakfast with the President of the United States, have traveled the world preaching the Gospel, minister to governmental leaders in several countries, and my testimony have brought hundreds to Christ.

What is your dream? Is your dream so big that you think it’s unreachable? Jesus, our Savior, had a dream, that although we all sinned and felt short of the Glory of God, we would find new life through his giving his life; he had a dream that through his resurrection, we would find victory over death and that somehow; our lives would be dedicated to reach for the goal, which is eternity. HE ACHIEVED HIS DREAM.

Dream on, my sister, dream on my brother, nothing is impossible for those who believe, nothing is impossible for those who trust God, and those who strongly know that “God is not a man that he should lie” (Numbers 23:19a) and he promised that he would answer your prayers. DREAM ON, OVERCOME, AND DREAM SOME MORE, YOU TOO WILL SEE YOUR DREAM COME THROUGH THIS YEAR. DREAM ON.

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