Today we’ve heard the most famous words of Dr. King’s “I have a dream” and his “been to to the promised land” speeches. But just a month before he was assassinated, Dr. King preached a sermon titled Unfulfilled Dreams, at his home church in Atlanta, sharing this marvelous promise:
It will be dark sometimes, and it will be dismal and trying, and tribulations will come. But if you have faith in the God that I’m talking about this morning, it doesn’t matter. For you can stand up amid the storms. And I say it to you out of experience this morning, yes, I’ve seen the lightning flash. I’ve heard the thunder roll. I’ve felt sin-breakers dashing, trying to conquer my soul. But I heard the voice of Jesus, saying still to fight on. He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone. No, never alone. No, never alone. He promised never to leave me. Never to leave me alone.