Summary: The flame that burns in the heart of anyone that is a slave is FREEDOM.
"FOR THE LOVE OF FREEDOM"
Jer. 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Exo. 8:1 Then the LORD told Moses, “ Go to the king of Egypt and tell him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go that they might worship me.
WHAT IS THIS THING CALL FREEDOM?
PICTURE OF ROOTS:
One of the great lines from the Classic TV Series "ROOTS, "The Saga of an American Family". Written by Alex Hailey. It was a history of his family beginning in Africa with one of his ancestors named "KUNTA KINTE" played by LeVar Burton – was taken in chains from his family and shipped to American and sold as a slave on a cotton plantation. It is the struggle and fight he put up be gain his freedom.
He escaped (only to be caught) and to insure that he did not escape again they chopped on his left foot. On this plantation, There was a great number of black that was born in slaver and had never known what freedom was. One of these slaves was a fellow named "FIDDLER" played by Louis Gosset Jr. Kunta Kinte never gave up seeking his freedom FIDDLER IS HEARD TO SAY AT THE END OF THE 2ND EPISODE, "WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED FREEDOM.
The appalling curse of the human race has been slavery. It began in the garden of Eden, when Adam surrendered his dominion - He plunged himself and all his decedents into the slavery of sin.
This thing of one humans owning another begin back with the Hittites. A great people, a strong people but they made their neighbors slaves.
The Assyrians, the Babylonians, the meads, the Persians, the Romans, the nations of Europe -
EVEN IN OUR OWN COUNTRY HAS BEEN PLAGUED BY THIS DREDDED DESEASE OF THE SOUL.
February is Black history month in America. The struggle of black people has been hard fought for and they have had many hero in this battle – both black and white. Probably none greater than Martin Luther King.
In One of this great speeches, Martin Luther King
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four 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. I have a dream today.
Dr. Kings dream has come a long way to being fulfilled (certainly not fully met) but thank God we don’t have German Shepherd dog on the leash of Police Officer charging American who are only seek the rights that our Constitution promises every American. We don’t have black American being hosed down by fire hoses for standing up for their rights. We don’t have elderly lady ordered to set on the back seat of a bus just because her color is not the same as the majority or bus stations with a White section in the front and a colored section in the back.
I lived in Louisiana when one of the ABA Churches refused to allow 2 small black girls on the church bus to go to a Vacation Bible School. That church is no longer in existence and I say, "Thank God" and I said "Thank God" back in the Eighties when it happened. And thank God we live in the year 2000 plus where things like that don’t happen. We have not completely realized Martin Luther dream but we have come a long way. I am glad he climbed to the top of the Mountain and looked over into the Promise land.
Slavery is a blithe, a plague, a moral leprosy on the human race. There is a burning flame in every human heart that want to be free.
I believe that the majority of the people in Iraq are thrilled to have the freedom to vote and to be from under the heel of a brutal tyrant. In spite of the liberal media that does not seem to see the great cause of liberating a people from that kind of slavery.
I was proud of my president in his address to the nation last Wednesday evening. I stand behind his principals and morals.