Today is Martin Luther King Jr day. For those of you who live elsewhere, Martin Luther King Jr is well known for his part in the civil rights movement here in the U.S. And he is probably most remembered for his “I Have A Dream” speech. (RSS and email readers, click here to watch the video. It’s only 3 minutes long.)
Powerful, isn’t it?
Thanks for the history lesson, Kat. But, um, what does this have to do with motherhood?
My question for moms is this – Do we have dreams for our children -Â wild, crazy, “only God could do this” dreams of who they will become and how they will live life?
I don’t want to just hope that my kids will go to church and maybe participate in See You at the Pole. I dream that their faithful and fervent prayers would ignite revival In their school.
I don’t want to just hope that they will stay away from drugs. I dream that they will dive into the lives of hurting classmates, help them break free from addiction, and introduce them to Life.
I don’t want to be content with prayers of thanks at the dinner table. I dream that my children’s hearts would break for the things that break the heart of God. That they would be passionate in prayer and as desperate for Him as they are for air.
I don’t want them to be like me. I dream that they will far surpass anything I could teach or show them – that I would be deeply challenged and inspired by the way they live their lives.
I have a dream.