I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. (My Lord) I have a dream today.
–Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
How many people are in the above picture? Five? Maybe six? Look again. Behind the little girl standing on the far left is a woman in a white suit. We can’t see her face, but we know she is Mother because she’s holding onto the baby with the purse, making sure she doesn’t fall off the concrete barricade.
Mamas are always trying to make sure their babies don’t fall.
“We are not trying to prove ourselves to you again. But, we are telling you about ourselves. We are giving you reasons to be proud of us. Then, you will have an answer for those who take pride in outward appearances—pretend virtues—rather than what is in the heart—true virtues. From now on, we have a new perspective that refuses to evaluate people merely by their outward appearances. We no longer evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We regard no one from a human point of view, according to worldly standards and values. That’s how we once viewed the Messiah, and we got it all wrong. We certainly don’t look at Him that way anymore with limited human insight. Now we look inside…”
2 Corinthians 5:12-17
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