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State of the Union

December 31, 2010
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March on Washington, 1963

Inevitably during this time of the year I consider the past and future with an extraordinary clarity. Also I prepare or (begin to) honor Martin Luther King and his contributions to society. A true visionary, he saw beyond the limiting structures that surrounded daily life in the 50’s and 60’s. Ever have a dream and you get a glimpse of that dream in real life? God has shown me His plan for my life this way several times. One of the most memorable occurred during my time as a small group leader for the Lake Zurich section of Student Impact at Willow Creek Community Church. Close to 1000 high school students boarded buses traveling from the privileged suburb of South Barrington to the Southside of Chicago. There we joined nearly 1000 high school students from Salem Baptist Church in a service of epic proportions. There were humorous allusions to our perceived differences and exaltation of our similarities. The need for the Love of God and our significance found in Christ. Upon waking the morning of that epic trip, I wept as I felt He was showing me a glimpse of His glory. How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133:1) Although Sunday continues to be one of the most segregated portions of society(according to TIME magazine) I believe the seed that was planted in the heart of Martin Luther King Jr. has and will continue to produce fruit that allows us to walk together into a kingdom where ‘no thing is impossible for us’ (Genesis 11:6).


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