Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop.
And I don’t mind.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!
And so I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!!
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jnr. : Mountain Top Speech
These are final words from Dr King’s last recorded speech. They were profound and prophetic. The following day, he was assassinated. His words and his passions, however, leave a legacy that altered human history for equality among God’s children forever. We are eternally grateful for his personal sacrifices and what he called ‘dangerous unselfishness’
Happy Martin Luther King Day.
Remembering MLK’s Prophetic Words