From Guest Blogger Melissa Reinert, Lord's Gym Ministries Communications Coordinator
One of my favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is: “Our lives begin to end the day we becom silent about things that matter.”
It’s a powerful and frightening statement.
When we become “silent” the most valuable things we have such as equality and humanity suffer deeply. We see this throughout history.
Today, on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take it a step further. I believe King’s statement goes beyond the realms of this world.
As a child of God, I think he’s making two points here. No. 1, he’s saying that social injustice does indeed kill and destroy, not just our physical lives, but our emotional, mental and spiritual existence. It doesn’t just harm those who are targeted by injustice for race, religion, addiction, way of life, etc. – it kills the soul of those who are partaking in the injustice, whether proudly supporting it loudly or regrettably accepting it silently.
No. 2, and even more importantly, I believe, that King is saying something spiritual. You see, we are meant to tell others about this great Lord Who came to save the world with truth and love. Jesus says this Himself in Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
God’s love and grace offered through His Son Jesus is by far the thing that matters the most.
What happens if we stop talking about what Jesus has done for us? What happens if we sharing with people what Jesus has done for them?
You have the cure. So, share it. Tell everyone about Jesus. Keep reading about Him in your Bible and studies. Keep discussing Him among your Christian and non-Christian friends. Keep talking to Him.
Never become silent when it comes to the things that matter; never be silent about Jesus.
– Melissa Reinert