In his iconic I Have a Dream speech, Martin Luther King Jr. shared a dream that embraced the theological tension of the already-but-not-yet. It was a dream that transcended the current circumstance and focused on what’s to come: a future of restorative justice and the racial concilation of a fallen nation.
I have a dream, that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream.
This dream captures the mind with a breathless beauty and a sense of anticipation. Because the beauty of this dream is derived from the one who said, “Behold I am making all things new.”
Even so, it is hard to imagine that this dream could ever come to fruition. At best, it seems to be wishful thinking. But I would suggest, the dream is beginning to come true right before our eyes; it just requires Christians to look more intently. …Read More.