America celebrates January 15 as a federal holiday in memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman, activist and influential leader in the African American civil rights movement, who is perhaps known best for his oratory prowess and his iconic speech ‘I Have a Dream’ in which he expressed his desire for all men to be free from the slavery of racial prejudice based on skin color. In fact, the speech ends with the words, “Free at last!, free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Just as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, that all men who are created equal (in the image of God) be free for any discrimination, so as well, the God of the universe desires that no one be discriminated from the Salvation gift made possible by the act of His Only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. He wishes that all come to repentance and that none perish (2 Peter 3:9). The Bible states that God does not slumber not sleep meaning that He is ever-vigilant, but just for a moment, if you were to imagine that God did dream, what would His dream be? God’s dream would be that ‘man and woman is truly free at last; free from the slavery of sin and its wages, which is death.‘ Jesus expressed this when he said ‘Whoever commits sin is the servant (slave) of sin.’ (John 8:34). And when you know the truth (and Jesus said that He was the Way, the Truth and the Life), the knowledge of the truth of putting your trust in Jesus shall make us free from being slaves to sin and death. Whomever the Son of God (Jesus Christ) sets free, is free indeed.’ (John 8:36).
In other words, only in Jesus Christ is true freedom at last, and all who have believed in Jesus Christ can confidently say – “Free at last!, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” If you have not believed in Jesus Christ, you should consider doing so right now, and become part of the fulfillment of God saying, ‘I Have a Dream!’
John 8:34-36,32 (KJV)
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.