I want to share with you today the words spoken by the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over 50 years ago.
Even though it was written decades before, Dr. King’s rhetorical ability evokes truth and will resonate deeply with you today. He was an amazing man.
The speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” was made in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968 — the day before he was assassinated.
Take a few moments and read the closing paragraph. You’ll be blessed by his words:
“Well, I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead.
But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life—longevity has its place.
But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will.
And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land.
I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.
And so I’m happy tonight; I’m not worried about anything; I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”