I Have A Dream
by Kelly McDonald, Jr.
Just last week, we remembered Dr. Martin Luther King’s life. He risked his life to march for people to be recognized for the content of their character (not the color of their skin). In other words, some traits have greater value than others. Character has greater value than a characteristic such as skin color. This is something we should all adopt.
What if the Sabbath community would consider a similar line of reasoning? Dr. King had a dream for America. I have a dream for the Sabbath community.
“I have a dream that Sabbath keepers will not be known merely by the content of their arguments, but the content of their character. I have a dream that we will be known around the world as people who honor our word, work hard, and are loyal friends no matter the church background (or lack thereof) of those we befriend. I have a dream that our “yea” will be “yea” and our “nay” will be “nay”. I have a dream that the content of our character and integrity of our lives will win others to Jesus Christ and obedience to the Ten Commandments.
I have a dream that all Sabbath keepers will treat each other with dignity and respect; I have a dream that Sabbath believers will walk hand in hand with each other as sisters and brothers. I have a dream that we will fellowship with each other – where we can share our similarities and differences without disputing. We will “pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” (1 Timothy 2:8).
I have a dream that the Son of God, Jesus the Christ (Yeshua the Messiah), will return and find independent Sabbath groups, Seventh Day Adventists, Seventh-Day Baptists, World-Wide affiliated groups, the Church of God Seventh Day, Sacred Name Groups, Messianic and Hebrew Roots groups all in fellowship with each other without discrimination.”
Will you join me in pursuing this dream?
Kelly McDonald, Jr.
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