This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Hi all.  Just a thought to help start your week.

First a disclaimer — My wife took this picture; I didn’t.  However, it is a picture of yours truly.  I am standing in a portion of a display in Washington D.C.’s Newseum about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Although this was a “visitor friendly” display, it was not “flash friendly” for photos, so I hope you can make it out.  I’m standing behind a bronze casting of the Birmingham, Alabama, jail cell door where Dr. King was jailed for eight days in April 1963 for protesting segregation.  It was from that cell that he wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.


Dr. King is most well-known because of the fact that he took a stand for what he believed was right.  And so should we.  In a world and nation where so many folks are standing up for what is wrong, we must stand up for all that is right.

God gave you a brain, a mouth, and a voice box for a reason.  Use them to proclaim His glory.  Speak up for Him to a lost and hurting world spiraling toward destruction.  Shout from the mountaintops words of praise to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Looking through metal bars of a jail cell door puts a different perspective on what you see on the other side.  Most of us will never spend a day in jail for simply speaking our minds (thank God!), but the day is very quickly approaching even in the great US of A when we Christians will be greatly persecuted for speaking up for the Lord.

Simply ask yourself this week if it’s worth it to you.  If yes, then let’s speak up together, even if it’s behind the cell door.

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