He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8 (NIV)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has a larger dimension than honoring the role that Dr. King played in civil rights. This is a day to remind ourselves of how the God of the Bible hates injustice, loves mercy, and requires His people to uphold those traits. It was a Biblical conviction that empowered Dr. King to speak and act with humility in the face of the racial tensions of his day. This should be true for us today as well. While some are creating greater civic divides with inflammatory speeches, may the people of God create healing with humble actions. This is more than our opportunity—this is our mandate from God.