Today many will be remembering Dr. Martin Luther King. We remember his stirring last speech, where he shared his dream of unity.
While many advances have been made since the time of Dr. King’s speech, there is still much division in our world today.
There was One long before Martin Luther King Who also had a dream. But for that One — Jesus — it was more than just a dream. It was a reality He saw for those who would come after Him.
Jesus united in full unity with His Father and The Holy Spirit to pray for us. He prayed for us to be united with Them and with each other.
Here are The Words of Jesus for us.
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You.
“May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.
“I have given them The Glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are One — I in them and You in Me — so that they may be brought to complete unity.
“Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.
“Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, and to see My Glory, The Glory You have given Me because You loved Me before the creation of the world.
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know You, I know You, and they know that You have sent Me.
“I have made You known to them, and will continue to make You known in order that the Love You have for Me may be in them and that I Myself may be in them.”
John 17: 20-26